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TX: Duane Buck whose execution stopped at last minute loses
Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:02

Texas inmate whose execution stopped at last minute loses appeal to US Supreme Court
• First Posted: January 09, 2012 - 11:50 am
Last Updated: January 09, 2012 - 11:50 am

HOUSTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to consider an appeal from Texas death row inmate Duane Buck, who won a last-minute reprieve from the high court in September.

Buck was sentenced to die for killing his ex-girlfriend and a man at her Houston apartment in July 1995.

Buck's lawyers argued he deserved a new sentencing trial because a psychologist testified black people were more likely to be violent in prison. Attorneys contended it was improper to inject race into the sentencing decision.

Five other Texas inmates won new punishment hearings in similar cases. All five were again sentenced to death.

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        • Re: Duane Buck -Race and the Death Penalty in TexasDudley Sharp, Mon Apr 4 13:27
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            • PetraPetra., Fri Oct 6 13:36
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        • Race no factorDudley Sharp, Fri Nov 22 05:54
          To show how much race was not a part of any of these cases, all six of those cases were given new punishment phase trials, all six returned with unanimous death penalties, requiring a 72-0 vote (12... more
        • Salon story completely falsedudley sharp, Fri Nov 22 05:36
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          • In a lengthy dissent, Judge Elsa Alcala, joined by Judges Tom Price and Cheryl Johnson, noted that Buck's case was not only infected by racial animus but also by deficient lawyering that failed to... more
            • Racial bias was addressed. Did you not read the opinion? Alcala writes: "As to (Buck's) second claim (based upon racism) , I conclude that (Buck) has failed to make out a prima facie case for... more
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                  • Re: Why future danger should be bannedPetra., Thu Nov 28 14:18
                    Yes I know you want ban all a civil society sees as murder by the state - we call it lynching .... revenge --- just an eye for an eye because you can't handle a lost. You teach killing is ok,... more
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