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Abolishing the Death Penalty Requires Morality

By Stephen A. Cooper In “How to Convince Americans to Abolish the Death Penalty,” Amherst College Professor Austin Sarat asserts “important lessons about how abolitionists can be successful ...

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Op-Ed: Battling the Death Penalty with Baldwin

By Stephen Cooper If you’re thirsting to understand our increasingly cold, jaundiced, at times carcinogenic society, James Baldwin’s singular insight about America and his dizzying, divine command of ...

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When politicians perpetuate the death penalty against the will of the people

Progressive Alabamians faced an election night last year that was by turns terrifying and soul-crushing, but also, when it comes to criminal justice reform, vaguely hopeful. While many ...

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Op-Ed: When racism lurks in the heart of a death penalty juror

By Stephen Cooper “Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?” This single, sinister question, asked over a sepulchral-sounding musical score, was rhetorical; for after a ...

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OpEd: Proposition 66 (and the death penalty) victimizes the innocent

The death penalty victimizes the innocent children and family members of condemned men and women. These are citizens of this country who have committed no crime, and yet, ...

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