Monthly Archives: July 2014

2040 News: Death Penalty Update

Just as news of the U.S. District Court ruling holding California’s system of capital punishment unconstitutional appeared on this blog last week, the third “botched” execution of 2014 occurred in Arizona. In Ohio in January, in Oklahoma in April, and then … Continue reading

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2040 News: California Capital Punishment Ruling

Last week, Judge Cormac Carney of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of  California struck down the death sentence of convicted murderer Ernest Jones. Jones v. Chappell Judge Carney concluded: “[A]rbitrary factors, rather than legitimate ones like the nature … Continue reading

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World Cup Demographics

There are lots of ways to measure changing demographics. Census data, academic studies, think tank reports, and surveys and polls all offer valuable ways to get a read on where we’ve been and where we’re going. This week I discovered … Continue reading

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