There seems to be a consensus that if James Holmes, the Colorado shooter, is sentenced to death it will be a long long time before he is actually executed. This perception overlooks exactly what it is that results in the long periods between sentence and execution in death penalty cases. I realize there are some quirks with Colorado procedure but there are also some (and by some I mean a

As the Colorado theater shooting trial comes to a close, all eyes will be on the jury as it sets out to determine whether James Holmes was legally sane three years ago when he set off tear gas grenades and shot into the audience with multiple firearms killing 12 people and injuring 70 others. The Judge has been contemplating what to tell the lawyers and jurors about talking to the