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Opeds

 

Profiles

  • Prague Post, Bill Cunningham, “Death Penalty Advocate Speaks Out: U.S.-Based Blecker Leads Discussion at Prague University” (5/16/12)
  • New York Times, Lynda Richardson, “Murder Most Foul, or Just Plain Wrong: Professor Calculates Which Killers Should Pay the Ultimate Price” (3/20/01)
  • New York Times, Jeremy W, Peters, “Film: An Advocate of Killing Learns From One” (3/1/09)
  • The Philadelphia Daily News, Jill Porter, “He’d Refine Death Penalty-Prof Thinks Some Don’t Deserve It” (3/29/00)
  • Newark Star Ledger, Robert Schwaneberg, “Prof Wants Execution Saved for “the Worst of the Worst” ( 10/12/06 )
  • USA Today , Richard Willing, “Death Penalty Gains Unlikely Defenders”, (1/7/03) (cover story)
  • Hartford Courant, Rick Green, “Robert Blecker: We Have a Moral Obligation to Execute” (3/3/11)
  • Washington Post, “Blecker’ Deftly Stands Alone On Both Sides of Death Penalty” (03/13/09) (Front Page Arts)
  • American Bar Association Journal “Law Prof Learns from Inmate in “Robert Blecker Wants Me Dead” (03/13/09)

 

Quotes

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2008:

  • BBC, “The Search for a Humane Execution” (1/14/08)
  • Omaha World- Herald, “New Lethal Injection Protocol Is Possible” (2/10/08)
  • The Chicago Tribune, “The Supreme Court Upholds Lethal Injection” (4/16/08)
  • The Sunday Republican, “Capital Punishment is on Trial in Connecticut” (1/27/08)
  • The Herald, “Portillo and the Ultimate Punishment” (1/15/08)

2007:

2006:

  • The New York Times, Monica Davey,( front page article) “ Missouri  Says It Can’t Comply On Executions”  (7/15/06)
  • The New York Times, Michelle O’Donnell, “ Death Row Case May Decide More Than Inmate’s Fate” (2/26/06)
  • The New York Times, Ralph Blumenthal and Adam Liptak, “Judging Whether a Killer is Sane Enough to Die” (6/2/06)
  • The Charlotte Observer, “S.C Bill: Execute 2-time Molesters” (3/28/06)
  • Richmond Times Dispatch, “ Execution by Injection Faces Scrutiny” (3/26/06)
  • New Observer, “NC Law at Odds with Medical Ethics Rule” (3/13/06)
  • The New York Times, John M. Broder, “Lethal Injection Draws a New National Spotlight” (2/23/06)
  • ABC News Local, “California Execution Suspended Indefinitely” (2/22/06)
  • Baltimore Sun, “Death Penalty Has Cost” (9/3/06)
  • Pittsburg Post-Gazette, “Kill-for-Thrill Case drags on after 25 years” (8/12/06)
  • Great Falls Tribune, “Many Involved in Lethal Injections” (8/10/06)
  • Reuters, “Lethal Injection Worries Stir US Death Penalty Debate” (7/27/06)

2005:

  • The New York Times, Adam Liptak, “Serving Life, With No Chance of Redemption” (10/5/05)
  • The New York Times, Adam Liptak, “ News Analysis: Reshaping Capital Punishment” (3/2/05)
  • Fox News,  “Juvenile Death Penalty: Fair or Unfair”  (02/28/05)
  • BBC, “US Whittling Away at Death Penalty” (3/3/05)
  • The Baltimore Sun, Recent cases Stir Debate on Execution (12/4/05)
  • Austin American-Statesman, “Father; Death is Only Justice for Teen’s Killer” (7/25/05)
  • Bergen Record, “Prison Reform Idea: Make Worst Inmates Suffer” (7/3/05)
  • The Christian Science Monitor, “ Will Texas Now Hand Out Fewer Death Sentences” (6/27/05)
  • The Washington Times, “High Court Reverses Death Case: Faults Defense Team” (6/21/05)
  • Houston Chronicle, “Signs Indicate Teens Playing It Safer These Days” (6/15/05)
  • The Roanoke Times, “Could She Get Death Sentence?” (5/16/05)
  • The International Herald Tribune, “US Courts in Ferment on Scope of Executions” (3/5/05)
  • Houston Chronicle, “Horror Over a Vicious Generation  Behind Push to Condemn Teens” (3/5/05)
  • San Antonio Express-News, “Juvenile Injustice?” (2/20/05)
  • The Hartford Courant, “Judge’s Teleconference Has Experts Talking” (2/2/05)
  • The Christian Science Monitor, “Postponed Execution Tests a Region’s Views on Crime” (1/25/05)
  • The Hartford Courant, “A Lethal Routine, A Grim Debate” (1/9/05)

2004:

  • The New York Times, Adam Liptak “On Death Row, a Battle Over the Fatal Cocktail” (9/16/04)
  • The New York Times, William Glaberson “Judge Objects to Ashcroft Bid For a Mobster’s Execution” (11/13/04)
  • The New York Times, Joyce Purnick, “Metro Matters: Temperature Seems To Cool on Death Law” (12/20/04)
  • Times Ledger, “DA Morgenthau Against Reviving Death Penalty” (12/23/04)
  • The New York Times, Marc Santora “Morgenthau and Others Speak Out Against the Death Penalty” (12/16/04)
  • The Journal News (White Plains, NY), “Foes Condemn Death Penalty” (12/16/04)
  • The National Law Journal, “US Death Penalty in the Wake of Ashcroft” (11/29/04)
  • The Tribune, “Both Sides Call for Death Penalty Reforms” (12/6/04)
  • Boston Globe, “An Eye for an Eye?” (11/15/04)
  • New York Law Journal, “The Juvenile Death Penalty” (10/13/04)
  • The Dallas Morning News, “Old Enough to Kill, Too Young to Die?” (10/10/04)
  • The Baltimore Sun, “High Court Agrees to Consider Legality of Juvenile Executions” (1/27/04)
  • The Boston Globe, “Court to Rule on Death Penalty” (1/27/04)
  • The New York Times, William Glaberson, “Higher Threshold for Death Penalty is Sought” (1/11/04)

2003:

  • The Christian Science Monitor, “Fewer Minors Being Sentenced to Death” (12/26/03)
  • Newsday, “NY Court is Called Anti-Death Overturn in 2 Cases Reignites State Debate” (12/27/03)
  • The New York Times, Adam Liptak, “National Report: Penalty for Young Sniper Could Spur Change in Law” (12/25/03)
  • The New York Times, Erica Goode, “Are Young Killers Evil, or Works in Progress?”  (11/25/03)
  • Cornell Chronicle, “Conference Experts Debate the Juvenile Death Penalty Issue” (11/23/03)
  • The Wall Street Journal Editorial, “Long Live Capital Punishment” (1/14/03)

Selected Press Quotes Prior to 2003:

  • The Washington Post, “Does Ruling Signal Shift in Thinking?” (6/25/02)
  • The New York Times, Paul Zielbaur, “Police to Seize Cars of People Accused of Drunken Driving”
  • The Washington Post, Courtland Milloy, “D.C’s Lorton Facility: Haven or Hell?” (11/15/90)
  • The New York Times, Dirk Johnson, “More Prisons Using Iron Hand to Control Inmates” (11/1/90)
  • The Tufts Daily, “Lecture Focuses on Capital Punishment”(2/6/98)
  • New York Magazine, “High Spy: Jules Kroll’s Modern Gum Shoes Are on a Roll” (5/1/91)
  • San Francisco Examiner, “Clemency Slim Chance These Days” (1/29/98)
  • The Tennessean, “ Prisoners Losing Privileges, Privacy” (12/6/98)
  • The New York Times, William Glaberson, “In Truth, Even Those Little Lies are Prosecuted Once in a While”(11/17/98)
  • Newsday, re Goetz (05/87)