Peanut Company Executives Appeal Prison Sentences in Rare Corporate Prosecution

By Christopher Zoukis In Georgia, a state where the death penalty is regularly imposed in cases involving multiple deaths resulting from criminal conduct, executives of the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) received relatively light federal prison sentences for their roles in corporate criminal malfeasance that resulted in the deaths of nine people. The case underscores […]

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Death Row Inmate’s Sentence Appeal Allowed After Expert Testified Race Makes Him More Likely to Offend Again

By Christopher Zoukis The U.S. Supreme Court decided Texas inmate Duane Buck can keep arguing for a new hearing on his death sentence, because at his original sentence hearing, a psychologist testified Buck, as an African-American, was more likely to commit a future violent crime. At that time, Texas death sentence law required a jury […]

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