• Old Sparky’s Making A Comeback.

    Most capital litigants have been wildly successful in frustrating their grim reaper by ensuring the blood thirsty states where they are incarcerated have no lethal-injection drugs to pull off the state-sanctioned murder. The Commonwealth of Virginia has had enough of the obstruction and has given notice that the electric chair is now a viable option. […]

  • Government Waste At Its FInest!

    I know that state budgets have improved over the past few years and government waste can once again be tolerated, but the charade announced in Massachusetts on Saturday takes the cake. Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan plans to bring state murder charges against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who has already been sentenced to death, in a federal […]

  • CORNHUSKER STATE SHUCKS CAPITAL PUNISHMENT!

    On Wednesday, Nebraska repealed the death penalty when the Senate overrode a veto from Gov. Pete Ricketts. Ricketts had worked hard to get senators to flip their votes and he only needed three to change their minds, but in the end, he came up one short. The historic significance of the event attracted a large […]

  • Boston Marathon Bomber Sentenced To Death!

    On Friday, a federal jury sentenced Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death. After the verdict was published, there was no visible reaction from Tsarnaev; however, several survivors and relatives of victims dabbed tears in the quiet courtroom. The verdict marked the first time in the post-9/11 era that federal prosecutors have won the death […]

  • STATUS OF FEDERAL DEATH PENALTY

    There has not been a federal execution since 2003 and there about 60 federal inmates on death row. However, last year, the many death penalty debacles experienced by the states became the fulcrum that slowly moved the Obama Administration toward abolishing the federal death penalty. A botched execution in Oklahoma brought national attention to the […]

  • JUSTICE, INDONESIAN STYLE!

    Alright, we all know about the severity of the federal criminal justice system—harsh mandatory minimum penalties, guideline sentences that are arbitrary and have no foundation in either science or common sense, and the upper hand that prosecutors have in effecting the outcome of cases. I’ve been lucky enough to travel to some idyllic far off […]

  • Parents Of Boy Killed At Boston Marathon Bombing Beg Government To Not Seek Death For Tsarnaev!

    Bill and Denise Richard, parents of 8-year-old Martin who was one of three people killed in the explosions at the Boston Marathon’s finish line, are parents brimming with levels of forgiveness and compassion that I hope to acquire someday. Recently, Bill and Denise wrote the following piece that appeared in The Boston Globe wherein they […]