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Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Texas Judge To Hold Hearing On Death Penalty Law

In the deeply Republican state that has executed more convicts than any other and the county that has sent the most to death row, an unusual legal proceeding will begin this week: A Democratic judge will hold a lengthy hearing on the constitutionality of the death penalty in Texas.

12/05/2010

Cameron Todd Willingham (credit: AP Photo)

Lawyer: Texas Arson Case Prosecutor Shows Bias

An Innocence Project attorney on Friday questioned the impartiality of a prosecutor leading a state science panel’s probe of an arson investigation that led to the execution of a Texas man.

10/15/2010

Cameron Todd Willingham (credit: AP Photo)

Court Halts Hearing In Willingham Arson Case

A state appeals court has halted a hearing into whether a North Texas man was wrongly executed. The 3rd Court of Appeals ordered state District Judge Charlie Baird to not rule on the case of Cameron Todd Willingham. The order comes at the end of a day of testimony.

CBS 11–10/14/2010

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