September 27, 2006
by Joshua Pantesco
A California senior assistant attorney general testified Tuesday that the state of California failed to use a backup IV line during the execution of Crips gang co-founder and convicted murderer Stanley Tookie Williams which unnecessarily complicated his execution. The testimony was gathered ...[read more]
December 27, 2005
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Guest Columnist Austin Sarat, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science at Amherst College, says that California Arnold Schwarzenegger's ruling denying clemency in ths case of Crips gang co-founder Stanley Tookie Williams disregarded the constitu... ...[read more]
December 14, 2005
by Sara R. Parsowith
The debate over capital punishment in California has gained new momentum following the execution earlier this week of Crips gang co-founder and convicted murderer Stanley Tookie Williams. Both sides are wondering what impact Williams' execution will have on currently-scheduled executions and t... ...[read more]
December 13, 2005
by Sara R. Parsowith
Crips gang co-founder and convicted murderer Stanley Tookie Williams died at 12:35 AM Tuesday morning after being executed by lethal injection at California's San Quentin State Prison. The execution occurred a day after California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger refused to grant Williams clemency... ...[read more]
December 12, 2005
by Bernard Hibbitts
Statement of Decision denying clemency for Stanley Tookie Williams, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, December 12, 2005. Read the full statement of decision. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]
December 12, 2005
by Bernard Hibbitts
AP is reporting that California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has refused to grant clemency to Crips gang co-founder and convicted murderer Stanley Tookie Williams, set to be executed just after midnight tonight. In denying clemency, Schwarzenegger wrote: Williams claims that he is particularly ...[read more]
December 12, 2005
by Sara R. Parsowith
In a 6-0 vote, the California Supreme Court late Sunday refused to halt the execution of co-founder Crips gang co-founder and convicted killer Stanley Tookie Williams. Williams was convicted of killing four people during two 1979 robberies and is due to be executed early on December 13. The Court ...[read more]
December 7, 2005
by Sara R. Parsowith
Bruce Gordon, president and chief executive of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) on Tuesday urged that death row inmate and convicted killer Stanley Tookie Williams be granted clemency, calling him a secret weapon for helping young African-American men stay ...[read more]
December 6, 2005
by Joshua Pantesco
California Supreme Court Chief Justice and Republican appointee Ronald George said in a Reuters interview Tuesday that the state should execute death row inmates within five years of sentencing or reprieve them, as opposed to waiting for twenty years or more as it does now. This issue has ...[read more]
December 1, 2005
by Chris Buell
The California Supreme Court late Wednesday denied a request by Stanley Tookie Williams, the Crips gang founder turned anti-gang activist, to halt his scheduled execution. Defense lawyers for Williams challenged forensic evidence in the case in a last-ditch effort to halt his execution scheduled ...[read more]

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