News Update 3.27.07

March 27, 2007

North Carolina

Nothing to report.

Elsewhere

In Georgia, jury votes for life in case of woman convicted of poisoning two men with antifreeze.

Tennessee drags its feet, innocent man may die on death row.

In Virginia, Governor Tim Kaine vetoed five bills which would have expanded the scope of the death penalty in a state that is second only to Texas in the number of executions.

In Taiwan, inmate attempts suicide (again) because he cannot bear waiting to be executed.

Justice Talking asks whether justice is served by the death penalty. Hear a debate between leading scholars on both sides of the issue, as well as an interview with an exonerated man and discussions on methods of execution, recent court developments, and the role of race in capital punishment.


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