Monthly Archives: January 2012

Don’t let Congress kill the internet

Millions of Americans oppose SOPA and PIPA because these bills would censor the Internet and slow economic growth in the U.S. Two bills before Congress, known as the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House, would censor the Web and impose harmful regulations on American […]

Texas Judge Forced Off Capital Case After Declaring State Death Penalty Law Unconstitutional

By Ian Millhiser on Jan 4, 2012 at 1:00 pm Late last month, Texas trial judge Teresa Hawthorne held that Texas’ death penalty statue violates the Constitution because it grants too much arbitrary discretion to prosecutors. As a result of this decision, Hawthorne has now been deemed unfit to hear a capital case: Teresa Hawthorne, […]