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Perry/Willingham 2012: Death Row Exonerees to Lead March to Abolish the Death Penalty in Austin
The 12th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty will be held Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 at the Texas Capitol at 2 PM (on the north side of the capitol).
Scott Cobb 10/21/2011 4 12 1 37
Texas House Committee to Hear Death Penalty Moratorium and Abolition Bills
A committee in the legislature of the nation's number one execution state is set to take up the issue of the death penalty on Tuesday, March 29. The Texas House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence ...
Scott Cobb 03/29/2011 2 3 - 25
Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break, March 14-18, 2011
The " Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break " will be held in Austin from March 14-18, 2011. The full schedule and a ...
Scott Cobb 03/03/2011 3 9 - 27
Hearing on Constitutionality of Texas Death Penalty
A hearing on the constitutionality of the Texas death penalty will be held in Judge Kevin Fine's courtroom in Houston on Monday, December 6, at 9 AM. The hearing comes about six weeks after Anthony ...
Scott Cobb 12/02/2010 9 12 - 43
Helping Anthony Graves After His Exoneration From Texas Death Row
On October 27, Anthony Graves became the 12th person exonerated after being wrongfully convicted and spending years on Texas death row. Anthony is a completely innocent man who spent a total of 18 ...
Scott Cobb 11/11/2010 9 19 - 88
Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break, March 15-19, 2010
A Houston judge who last week ruled that the procedures used to convict and sentence someone to death in Texas are unconstitutional has scheduled a hearing on April 27 to hear evidence on the issue (
Scott Cobb 03/12/2010 17 5 - 176
Vote for the Abolish the Death Penalty as an Idea for Change in America
Take a moment to vote for the Abolish the Death Penalty as an Idea for Change in America at (You will have to ...
Scott Cobb 02/24/2010 25 10 - 8
Todd Willingham Cover-Up Continues: New Chair Violated Texas Open Meetings Act at Commission Meeting
Last October, Texas Governor Rick Perry replaced the chair of the Texas Forensic Science Commission, as well as a few other members, days before the commission was set to meet and discuss a report ...
Scott Cobb 02/01/2010 9 27 - 172
Action: Urge Rick Perry to Accept Recommendation of Parole Board and Commute Death Sentence
The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles Wednesday voted to recommend to Governor Rick Perry that the death sentence of Robert Thompson be commuted to life. Thompson's execution is scheduled for today,
Scott Cobb 11/18/2009 18 18 - 120
Today is the 10th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty in Austin at the Texas Capitol
Today, Saturday October 24, is the 10th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty , where the focus will be the Todd Willingham case and other cases ...
Scott Cobb 10/23/2009 3 9 - 73
Rick Perry's General Counsel on Day of Todd Willingham's Execution Later Cleared in Own Arson Case
The news video below talks about Texas Governor Rick Perry's then-general counsel David Medina's role in advising Perry on the day of Todd ...
Scott Cobb 10/19/2009 23 39 1 48
10th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty Oct 24 Austin Texas
The 10th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty will be held at the Texas Capitol in Austin on October 24, 2009. The march and rally will include the ...
Scott Cobb 10/19/2009 7 10 - 36
Lawyers Speaking Out in Response to Todd Willingham's "Utterly Disgraceful" Trial Attorney
Thursday, I posted the video from ...
Scott Cobb 10/17/2009 147 263 2 103
Todd Willingham's Defense Lawyer Embarrasses Texas Justice System on National TV; Juror Has Doubts
Tonight on CNN AC360, Todd Willingham's trial lawyer David Martin, the person who was supposed to have vigorously defended his client, made an appearance on national TV arguing for his former client'
Scott Cobb 10/15/2009 281 329 8 535
Rick Perry Continues Cover Up; Calls Executed Innocent Man "a monster"; Todd's Mother Responds
Rick Perry today vigorously defended his cover up of the execution of an innocent person in Texas by calling Todd Willingham a "monster". Eugenia Willingham, Todd's mother, responded to Perry's ...
Scott Cobb 10/14/2009 272 367 4 127
Is Rick Perry Hiding Smoking Gun in Todd Willingham Case?
According to an article in today's Houston Chronicle , Texas Governor Rick Perry is refusing to release documents that ...
Scott Cobb 10/11/2009 267 369 6 87 Front Page Story on Rick Perry: "Critics: Governor part of execution cover-up" is running a headline on their front page, "Critics: Governor part of execution cover-up" , on the ...
Scott Cobb 10/06/2009 138 290 3 298
Rick Perry Cancels Meeting in Todd Willingham Case
I had been planning with other members of Texas Moratorium Network to attend the meeting of the Texas Forensic Science Commission on Friday and hold a demonstration ...
Scott Cobb 09/30/2009 24 24 - 42
Governor Rick Perry and Former Prosecutor in Denial About Todd Willingham's Innocence
Last Friday, ABC News' Nightline aired a report on the case of Cameron Todd Willingham. The report was titled, "Wrongly Executed?: Was a man put to death for a crime that he may not have committed?".
Scott Cobb 09/24/2009 15 12 - 33
Nightline Tonight: "Did Texas put an innocent person to death?"
ABC News' Nightline will be airing a story tonight, Sept 17, by reporter Terry Moran on the case of Cameron Todd Willingham. Terry Moran wrote on Twitter : "
Scott Cobb 09/17/2009 16 6 - 16
Texas House of Representatives Passes "The Kenneth Foster, Jr Act"
The Texas House of Representatives today passed House Bill 2267, "The Kenneth Foster, Jr Act". Sponsored by Rep. Terri Hodge (D – Dallas), the bill would eliminate the death penalty as a ...
Scott Cobb 05/15/2009 4 7 - 5
Help Texas Anti-Death Penalty Groups Win $3,000 to Use Against the Death Penalty
Several Texas anti-death penalty groups are jointly entered in the Jenzabar Social Media Leadership Award contest for $3,000. The winner is the entry that ...
Scott Cobb 04/29/2009 1 - - 2
Sharon Keller Impeachment Hearing Monday April 27 in Austin
The Texas House Committee on Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence will hear public testimony in Austin on Monday, April 27, on HR 480 by Rep Lon Burnam, regarding whether to begin the impeachment of ...
Scott Cobb 04/26/2009 5 24 - 33
Texas Governor Rick Perry Soon To Execute 200th Person as Governor
On June 2, 2009, the 200th execution under Texas Governor Rick Perry is scheduled to take place. Since he became governor of Texas in December 2000, Perry has allowed more executions to proceed than ...
Scott Cobb 04/22/2009 28 13 - 18
Bill Banning Death Sentences for Non-Killers Under Consideration in Texas Legislature
The Texas Legislature is currently considering HB 2267 and HB 304, which would both prohibit the state from imposing the death penalty on people convicted under the Law of Parties. The Law of ...
Scott Cobb 04/04/2009 8 12 - 1
Judge Sharon Keller Should Be Suspended Pending Public Trial
In 2007, I was one of the many people and several groups who filed a judicial complaint against Sharon Keller of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals after she ...
Scott Cobb 02/25/2009 11 19 - 18
Texas Judge Keller Charged in "We close at 5" Case
The Texas State Commission on Judicial Conduct today charged Sharon Keller, the presiding judge of the state’s highest criminal court, with violating her duty and bringing discredit upon the ...
Scott Cobb 02/19/2009 18 40 - 21
Help Win An Online Contest To Bring Some Anti-Death Penalty Funds to Texas
A new social collaboration website called Amazee is holding a membership contest and giving away $5,000. The contest ends next week on Jan 22. I created an anti-death penalty project on Amazee and ...
Scott Cobb 01/15/2009 - 4 - -
Photo of Greg Wright 15 Minutes After His Execution in Texas
Greg Wright was one of the 18 people executed in Texas in 2008. There ...
Scott Cobb 12/03/2008 134 43 2 19
Judge who said "We close at 5" Should be Removed by Texas Legislature
When the Texas Legislature convenes in January, it should take action to remove Sharon Keller from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals for willful neglect of duty. We are still waiting for a report ...
Scott Cobb 11/30/2008 34 48 1 34
DA and Judge Had Affair During Trial of Man Texas Wants to Execute Sept 10
On Sept 10, the state of Texas is scheduled to execute Charles Dean Hood despite the fact that his trial judge and the DA who prosecuted him were having an affair at the time of Hood's trial.
Scott Cobb 09/03/2008 19 63 2 81
Texas Set to Execute Non-Killer on Thursday
Thursday, August 21, Texas is set to execute Jeff Wood even though he did not kill anyone. The person who actually killed the victim has already been executed by Texas. Yesterday, the Board of ...
Scott Cobb 08/20/2008 52 18 - 16
Texas Man Who Didn't Kill May Be Executed
Jeff Wood is scheduled for execution in Texas on August 21 despite the fact that he did not kill anyone. He was sentence to death under Texas' "Law of Parties". ABC News put a story on Jeff Wood on ...
Scott Cobb 08/10/2008 44 23 - 83
Sentenced to Death in Tx Under Law of Parties, Jeff Wood, Like Kenneth Foster, Did Not Kill Anyone
Last summer, Texas Governor Perry commuted the death sentence of Kenneth Foster only hours before he was scheduled for execution. The Board of Pardons and Paroles had voted the day before to ...
Scott Cobb 06/29/2008 7 10 - 10
The assistant DA who led the fight to indict Tom Delay
The Texas Observer has a long article this week ( "Replacing Ronnie Earle: The Race to Become the Most Important Prosecutor in Texas" ) ...
Scott Cobb 01/20/2008 7 22 1 9
Texas DAs Largely Responsible for High Texas Execution Rate
The New York Times had an article yesterday " Executions Decline Elsewhere, but Texas Holds Steady ". Some of ...
Scott Cobb 12/26/2007 12 4 - 170
Texas Judge "Killer" Keller Admits Justice Does Not "Close at 5"
A commenter on the Texas Moratorium Network blog has provided ...
Scott Cobb 12/16/2007 3 8 - -
Judge Sharon Keller Admits She Violated Unwritten Policies When She Refused Execution appeal
New reporting from the Houston Chronicle's R.G. Ratcliffe ( "Judge in death case violated policies" ) includes an ...
Scott Cobb 12/13/2007 9 16 - -
Texas Court Stays Open Late Accepting Complaint Signatures Against "We close at 5" Judge
Last Friday, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals stayed open late accepting letters from the public urging Judge Sharon Keller to resign. On Sept 25, Keller had closed the court sharply at 5, saying "
Scott Cobb 11/18/2007 19 21 - 4
Action: Lawsuit Filed Against Texas Judge who rejected death row appeal, saying "We close at 5"
A lawsuit in federal court has been filed against Sharon Keller, Presiding Judge of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. The lawsuit alleges, "Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Sharon Keller ...
Scott Cobb 11/08/2007 10 13 - 9
Iraq Referendum: Video of Travis County Democratic Party in Texas Approving Ballot Proposal
On October 24 in Austin, Texas, the County Executive Committee of the Travis County Democratic Party approved a resolution urging the State Democratic Executive Committee to put a referendum on Iraq ...
Scott Cobb 11/04/2007 - 3 - -
Sign Petition: Storm Grows Over Texas Judge Who Refused Appeal from Man on Day of His Execution
In Texas, pressure is growing on Sharon Keller, the presiding judge of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, because she said "We close at 5" and refused to accept an appeal from a man about to be ...
Scott Cobb 10/25/2007 16 22 2 12
Sign Petition: Judge rejects death row appeal, says "We close at 5"
Today, the Houston Chronicle reported that 130 people signed a complaint against Judge Sharon Keller prepared by the ...
Scott Cobb 10/19/2007 9 16 - 132
Tx State Rep Files Judicial Complaint Against Judge Sharon Keller
Today, State Rep Lon Burnam of Fort Worth sent a judicial complaint against Judge Sharon Keller to the State Commission on Judicial ...
Scott Cobb 10/16/2007 8 10 - 1
Sign on to Judicial Complaint Against Texas Judge Sharon Keller
Members of the public who wish to join in a complaint against Judge Sharon Keller ...
Scott Cobb 10/15/2007 5 10 - -
Second Complaint Against Judge Sharon Keller?
If you are not a Harris County Criminal Lawyers' Association member and would like to join in HCCLA's complaint against Sharon Keller to be filed on Monday, please ...
Scott Cobb 10/11/2007 4 4 - -
Lawyers File Judicial Complaint Against Judge Sharon Keller
Maybe Sharon Keller won't get to complete her full term on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. She is not up for re-election until 2012, but her term in office could be shortened because of her ...
Scott Cobb 10/10/2007 14 17 1 9
TMN Plans to File Complaint Against Sharon Keller with State Commission on Judicial Conduct
The Texas Code of Judicial Conduct says: "The role of the judiciary is central to American concepts of justice and the rule of law. Intrinsic to all sections of this Code of Judicial Conduct are the ...
Scott Cobb 10/05/2007 7 2 - -
Criticism of Judge Sharon Keller Rising - Investigation needed
Criticism is rising about Sharon Keller's unethical decision to refuse to accept a late appeal from Michael Richard's lawyers. Jeralyn on Talk Left summarized what happened, "Hours after ...
Scott Cobb 10/04/2007 13 7 - -
Texas Judge Sharon Keller Should be Removed from Office
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Presiding Judge Sharon Keller should resign or be impeached and removed from ...
Scott Cobb 10/03/2007 8 4 - -
Schwarzenegger Vetoes Iraq Referendum; Texans Still Working to Put Referendum on Primary Ballot
In California today Gov Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed the bill that had passed the California legislature on Aug 31 to put a ...
Scott Cobb 09/13/2007 2 3 - -
"Did Texas Execute Innocent Men?" Watch this Video and Decide
Have you ever wondered if any of the 402 people that Texas has executed were innocent? Watch the video "Did Texas Execute ...
Scott Cobb 09/05/2007 2 5 - -
Norway's Oil Fund, the EU and the Death Penalty
After reading an article in The New York Times ...
Scott Cobb 08/21/2007 6 14 2 7
YouTube Campaign to Stop Execution of Kenneth Foster
We are asking everyone who has a webcam to record a statement and upload it to YouTube saying why Texas Governor Rick Perry and the Texas Board ...
Scott Cobb 08/19/2007 11 7 - -
Escalation of Iraq War Should Put Impeachment Back on the Table
Before last November's election, Nancy Pelosi took impeachment off the table, but now Bush is about to ignore the results of the election and escalate the war in Iraq, so it is fair to put ...
Scott Cobb 01/10/2007 9 10 - -
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to Examine Lethal Injection Protocol
Scott Cobb 09/20/2006 4 3 1 -
Outvoted 8-1 in Innocence Case, Sharon Keller is no Henry Fonda.
Scott Cobb 09/19/2006 3 4 - 3
MySpace replaces Sharon Keller parody profile with fake "Sharon" profile
Scott Cobb 09/07/2006 - - - -
MySpace Deletes Parody of Texas "Hanging" Judge Sharon Keller
Scott Cobb 09/04/2006 9 7 - -
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