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In American jurisprudence it suffices that the testimony of one witness who is believed is sufficient for a conviction.  The Bible disagrees.  The Bible says the following in Deuteronomy 19:15, as it relates to criminal inquests and prosecutions: “A single witness shall not suffice against a person for any crime or for any wrong in […]

Why is it forever necessary for one to defend a career choice?  On the Defense of Criminals is my personal statement, taking a historical and political view of why one would undertake the defense of criminals, and why every lawyer should, at least once in their career, undertake the endeavor. On the Defense of Criminals; An […]

Law.com/Blog of Legal Times Missouri Death Row Appeal Cites Breyer’s Dissent in Lethal-Injection Case (“Lawyers for a Missouri man set for execution Tuesday night have invoked U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer’s recent death penalty dissent in seeking a full-scale review of the constitutionality of capital punishment.”)  

New York Times Nebraska Legislature, in Bipartisan Vote, Bans Death Penalty (“The Nebraska Legislature on Wednesday voted, 32 to 15, to abolish the death penalty, setting up a final showdown between a bipartisan coalition that supported the bill and the Republican governor, who has promised to veto it. No conservative state has banned the death […]

Washington, DC (February 13, 2015) – Earlier today, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf suspended the death penalty in Pennsylvania. While it is reported that Pennsylvania has not executed any prisoners since 1999, the state does have approximately 186 people currently on death row. In a context in which certain states are discussing bringing back firing squads […]