Maddow: Supreme Court stops two Texas executions in one week

By Stephen C. Webster
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 9:15 EDT
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With the impending execution of Georgia death-row inmate Troy Davis dominating headlines in the U.S., sadly few have noticed that not one, but two executions in Texas have been put on hold by the U.S. Supreme Court in the last seven days.

Discussing the politics of capital punishment in the U.S., MSNBC liberal news host Rachel Maddow examined the cases of the men spared, and the man who’s condemned to die, and the one individual who’s approved more of them than any other American in modern times: Texas Governor Rick Perry.

This video is from MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show, broadcast Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011.

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Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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