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Death to the Death Penalty

Curtis Flowers has been tried for the same quadruple-homicide in Mississippi six times. Each trial has resulted in either a conviction (and death sentence) or mistrial. And each conviction was eventually thrown out on appeal, due to continued misconduct by district attorney Doug Evans. Even still, Flowers spent most of his life on death row…

Campaign Watch: Georgia Runoffs

As President Trump and the bulk of his allies spout off one conspiracy theory after another to rationalize his humiliating election loss to Joe Biden, no state has received more attention than Georgia, which flipped blue in a presidential race for the first time since 1992. President Trump has accused the state’s top elected officials-…

Key Sheriff and Prosecutor Elections Across the South

A lot has been said in the last week about conservative ideology prevailing in many elections, despite Joe Biden’s victory over Donald Trump. We have examined some of those elections in the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, and state legislatures. But there is one area in which progressive policy ideas have clearly triumphed this…

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