According to the ACLU, Congress is finally taking a critical look at problems with the death penalty. It is about time, since it is fraught with so many problems, but most importantly the difficulty that those who are innocent have in getting heard. For example, Troy Davis in Georgia. I don't know he's innocent, but he was convicted with no forensic evidence, and 7 of 9 eyewitnesses have recanted, and one of the other two is considered a prime suspect in the case. Then there is the appalling case of Todd Willingham.