Friday, October 30, 2009

Article: America's Real Death Panels

Interesting article by Diana Novak on the execution of Cameron Todd Willingham, who was almost certainly innocent.  It talks about the requirement that jurors in capital cases be "death-qualified" - that is, willing to apply the death penalty if the person is found guilty.  That tends to pre-select a certain kind of juror.  I find this appalling that only jurors that view the death penalty favorably are eligible to serve.


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