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July 7, 1865

Less than one (1) month following the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln a military ccommission was convened to try nine (9) alleged Confederate sympathizers charged with conspiring to assassinate Lincoln, Secretary of State William Seward, and Vice President Andrew Johnson. Two (2) months and 23 days following the assassination, four of nine were executed after [...]

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The Death Penalty . . . a Luxury We Can No Longer Afford?

A luxury is something we want, but do not need. It's something inessential, expensive, and difficult to obtain. The trouble with luxuries is they can consume us. Often times breaking us financially. We can certainly live life without them . . . life will go on. The death penalty is becoming one such luxury. In a very [...]

By | May 3rd, 2013|Death Penalty|Comments Off on The Death Penalty . . . a Luxury We Can No Longer Afford?

Jury Selection in Texas Capital Murder Cases

Voir dire is the process by which both the prosecution and criminal defense attorneys attempt to select the most favorable people to sit on a jury and decide a criminal case. From the defense perspective picking jurors is often an uphill battle as we try to identify fair-minded folks who are willing to consider arguments [...]

By | January 8th, 2013|Death Penalty|Comments Off on Jury Selection in Texas Capital Murder Cases