Stay on Execution Puts Spotlight on Rick Perry's Texas

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The US Supreme Court stopped an execution in Texas last night and agreed to review claims that race played an improper role in the death sentence of Duane Buck, convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend and a man who was in her apartment in 1995. Rick Perry, who's authorized 234 executions -- more than any governor in American history, recently defended his state's judicial process, which promises a "fair hearing" that can be appealed up to the US Supreme Court "if that's required." Anthony Cohen is chief legal analyst for CBS Radio News and legal correspondent for The Atlantic magazine.

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Guest:
Andrew Cohen - Brennan Center for Justice - @JustADCohen

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Warren Olney

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Frances Anderton, Sonya Geis, Caitlin Shamberg