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. 

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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.