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February 20, 2009

A bit of death penalty history from DPIC

For those interested in a little more information about the history of the death penalty in the United States, the Death Penalty Information Center has an effective summary at this link

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This is not directly related to this article, but the New York Times wrote about how several states are considering dropping the death penalty as a way of cutting costs: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/25/us/25death.html?_r=1&hp

Posted by: Shawn | Feb 25, 2009 12:28:53 AM

Thanks, Shawn. I have lots of coverage of this at my "home" blog:

Posted by: Doug B. | Feb 25, 2009 7:12:08 AM

Shawn: The Rent Seeking Theory.


It will help you understand most anomalous appellate decisions, and actually predict 70% of decisions. You may think of it as physical, not metaphorical, armed robbery. If you refuse to pay taxes, armed people come around and help you do it. The death penalty appeal process is a good example of rent seeking.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Feb 25, 2009 7:20:16 AM

I found this article today in the dispatch, Here are some actually studies of what it costs Ohio to keep so many prisoners

Jonathan Tewart


Posted by: Jonathan Tewart | Mar 2, 2009 9:10:37 PM

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