Quicker vengeance

December 1990
U.S. News & World Report;12/31/90, Vol. 109 Issue 26, p56
Describes some recent changes in the habeas corpus appeals process that will likely trigger quicker executions for those 2,400 convicted murderers now on death row. Crackdown in Congress; Pennsylvania and lethal injections.


Related Articles

  • Should Congress Authorize Use Of The Death Penalty For Continuing Criminal Enterprise Drug Offenses?  // Congressional Digest;Nov86, Vol. 65 Issue 11, p280 

    Should H.R. 5484, the Omnibus Drug Enforcement, Education and Control Act of 1986, provide for the use of the death penalty to deter drug sales? Debated.

  • Existing Federal Death Penalty Laws.  // Congressional Digest;Nov90, Vol. 69 Issue 11, p.261 

    Summarizes a Congressional Research Service report entitled `Present Federal Death Penalty Statutes,' which lists current Federal capital punishment statutes.

  • `Gentle' Canada eyes death penalty again. Clayton, Mark // Christian Science Monitor;7/19/95, Vol. 87 Issue 163, p7 

    Reports on a debate in Canada regarding over possible reinstatement of the death penalty. Details of a poll by the Toronto-based Angus Reid Group polling company regarding the issue; Background of the abolition of death penalty in Canada.

  • Death penalty: Right or wrong?  // Current Events;10/13/89, Vol. 89 Issue 5, p2a 

    Examines the debate over the death penalty (capital punishment). Life on Death Row at San Quentin prison (Calif.); Arguments for and against; Supreme Court rulings. INSET: Too young to die? (Supreme Court rulings on the execution of....

  • The death penalty: Is it right?  // Current Events;10/4/91, Vol. 91 Issue 4, p2a 

    Presents arguments for and against the death penalty. Also called capital punishment; Texas leads in executions; Death row numbers growing; Opponents cite wrongful deaths, unfairness; Supporters' arguments; Supreme Court rulings; Methods of executions. INSET: The death penalty in history..

  • The death penalty dinosaur. Dieter, R. // Commonweal;1/15/88, Vol. 115 Issue 1, p11 

    Capital punishment is heading for extinction. The present population of death rows across the US; State laws; Capital punishment as a deterrence not improvable. Legislation is being introduced by Representative John Conyers (D.-Mich.) to consider the death penalty a civil rights issue.

  • Fetal alcohol and felony.  // Hastings Center Report;May/Jun92, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p28 

    Discusses the debate between supporters and opponents of the death penalty in California. The Harris case; Governor Pete Wilson; Maternal-fetal conflict; Fetal Alcohol Syndrome; Drug Abuse; Insanity Defense; Whom to blame and how; Consequences for future criminal trials.

  • South Africa abolishes death penalty.  // Jet;6/26/95, Vol. 88 Issue 7, p20 

    Reports on the abolition of death penalty in South Africa. Decision by the country's Constitutional Court to end capital punishment after determining that it was no more of a deterrent than life imprisonment.

  • Mandela says `no' to reinstating death penalty in South Africa.  // Jet;10/14/96, Vol. 90 Issue 22, p17 

    States the refusal of South African leader Nelson Mandela to reinstate the death penalty in South Africa in 1996. The decision made despite high support from the population; Comments from Mandela about his decision.

  • Bishops reissue pastoral. Malcolm, Teresa // National Catholic Reporter;12/27/96-01/03/97, Vol. 33 Issue 9, p7 

    Reports that Kentucky's Catholic bishops have reissued their 1984 pastoral letter opposing the death penalty.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics