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Catholic leaders thank Rodney Reed supporters, pray for justice

Catholic leaders thank Rodney Reed supporters, pray for justice

| Carol Zimmermann | November 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Five days before the scheduled execution of death-row inmate Rodney Reed — who gained attention of Catholic leaders and celebrities alike — the top criminal appeals court in Texas granted an indefinite stay of his execution and said they were sending his case back to trial court for further review.

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Supreme Court justices defend divergent death penalty views

Supreme Court justices defend divergent death penalty views

| Carol Zimmermann | May 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Although the Supreme Court justices chose not to take up two petitions for review submitted by death-row inmates from Alabama and Tennessee May 13, they didn’t do so with a simple one-sentence rejection.

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‘Dead Man Walking’ coming to Minnesota Opera

‘Dead Man Walking’ coming to Minnesota Opera

| January 10, 2018 | 3 Comments

The opera is based on the 1993 book of the same name by Sister Helen Prejean of the Congregation of St. Joseph that describes her role as a spiritual director to two men on death row before their executions.

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Court’s death penalty vote will impact current stayed executions

Court’s death penalty vote will impact current stayed executions

| Carol Zimmermann | April 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

When the Arkansas Supreme Court stayed the executions of two of the eight men slated for April executions, Don Davis and Bruce Ward, it said it was awaiting guidance from the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in McWilliams v. Dunn, the case it heard April 24.

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