The US Supreme Court says a defendant proven guilty after a fair trail does not have the same rights as a free man. Does that mean a condemned man should be put to death, even if new evidence shows he was innocent? We hear about capital punishment, due process and the Constitution. Also, President Obama pushes for what he called the biggest regulatory reform since the Great Depression, and a Congressman, a tennis champion and a rap star all violate the conventions of public civility. Is it a trend?
Banner image: People hold pictures of Troy Davis, who was sentenced to death in 1991, during a protest to denounce the death penalty in the United States, on July 02, 2008, Place de la Concorde, in Paris. Photo: Mehdi Fedouach/AFP/Getty Images
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