death penalty

Why Conservatives Want to Scrap the Death Penalty

Capital punishment is inconsistent with the bedrock values of conservatism, declares the national manager of Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty. She says the group has picked up traction since it was launched nearly a decade ago, and now has supporters across the country.

North Carolina Death Row Inmates to Argue Racial Bias

The state Supreme Court will hear arguments this week from four inmates who briefly were resentenced to life without parole when legislators approved the Racial Justice Act in 2009. The law was repealed four years later. Under the Act, condemned men and women could challenge their death sentences by using statistics to show that race tainted their trials.