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Mercy on Trial: What It Means to Stop an Execution

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On January 11, 2003, Illinois Governor George Ryan--a Republican on record as saying that "some crimes are so horrendous . . . that society has a right to demand the ultimate penalty"--commuted the capital sentences of all 167 prisoners on his state's death row. Critics demonized Ryan. For opponents of capital punishment, however, Ryan became an instant hero whose decision
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Paperback, 325 pages
Published August 19th 2007 by Princeton University Press (first published August 29th 2005)
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Austin Sarat is William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science, Amherst College.
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