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Death penalty, clemency cocus of Washington and Lee Law Review symposium

The annual Lara D. Gass Symposium at the Washington and Lee University School of Law will focus this year on the controversial case of Joseph M. Giarratano.


ACLU of Virginia welcomes House of Delegates vote to reject secret execution procedures

Today the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Virginia welcomes the Virginia House of Delegates decision to reject a bill (SB 1393, Saslaw) that would have shrouded Virginia’s lethal injection execution procedures in secrecy.


JoePa gets his wins back: The NCAA got what it wanted from Joe Paterno, moves on

The headlines today out of Happy Valley, Pa., have the NCAA about to restore 112 Penn State football wins previously vacated in the final years of the Joe Paterno era in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.


Inside the Newsroom: Legal dramas, immigration battle, and it’s co-o-o-ld outside!

Inside the Newsroom with host Crystal Graham and Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham examines a slew of several ongoing legal and criminal cases, starting with the latest in the allegations against comedian Bill Cosby.


Supreme Court invalidates Virginia’s use of IQ test in administering death penalty

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Hall v. Florida that states cannot rely on a rigid IQ score of 70 to determine whether an individual may be executed.


Former House GOP leader endorses McAuliffe in new TV ad

A 40-year member of the House GOP caucus is endorsing Democrat Terry McAuliffe for governor in a new TV ad airing statewide.


ACLU of Virginia responds to death penalty study

The American Bar Association (ABA) Death Penalty Due Process Review Project released its report, Evaluating Fairness and Accuracy in State Death Penalty Systems: The Virginia Death Penalty Assessment Report, which looked at the fairness and accuracy of Virginia’s capital punishment system, on Thursday.


To kill or not to kill: Death penalty topic of debate at Bridgewater College

Bud Welch, whose daughter, Julie Marie, was killed in the Oklahoma City bombing in April 1995, and Jeff Jacoby, a long-time proponent of the death penalty, will debate “The Death Penalty” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College. The debate is sponsored by the Anna B. Mow Endowed Lecture Series […]


Retired minister walks to raise issues with death penalty

Right foot, left foot. Right foot, left foot. One step at a time, Hunter Mabry of Waynesboro is raising awareness of the inequities in the application of the death penalty in the American criminal-justice system. “The attitude of most of us, and I’ve had it much of my life, too, is that criminals get what […]


Letters to the Editor

– K. Rashid Nuri: Making the case for urban agriculture – Hunter Mabry: Tell McDonnell to commute Paul Powell’s death sentence – Haresh Daswani: Of walks and meditation    K. Rashid Nuri: Making the case for urban agriculture In his State of the Union address, President Obama enumerated ongoing problems requiring his attention: health care, […]