Capital Punishment Limited

Yesterday’s Supreme Court decision (disallowing Florida’s IQ cut-off point for defendants to quality for execution) was a welcome development.  At this point, I welcome any limitation on the imposition of capital punishment.  Too many innocent people, including some who gave false confessions, have been on death row. 

Good News From The Justice Department

The Justice Department has reversed long-time policy about recording interrogations.  Henceforth, the FBI and other federal law enforcement will record most interrogations.  As false confessions experts agree that such a policy is crucial, this is a most welcome development.