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In Texas, they wouldn't kill a dog like that

October 5, 2007 - A new Amnesty International report on death by lethal injection urges doctors and nurses not to participate in state-ordered executions in breach of their ethical oath to do no harm. It also examines the legal and ethical implications of lethal injection.

Jena 6: Today, they march

September 20, 2007 - Today, thousands have gathered in Jena, Louisiana to support the "Jena 6" -- African-American youths facing decades of jail time for a schoolyard fight.

Mychal Bell's conviction overturned in Jena 6 case

September 15, 2007 - Yet another update on the Jena 6: Today a state appeals court threw out the aggravated battery conviction of Mychal Bell, one of the half-dozen black teens facing unusually serious charges for the beating of a white schoolmate amid escalating racial tensions in a small Louisiana town.

Friday Factoid: The land of Madison (and William)

August 10, 2007 - Hello, and welcome to a new feature at Facing South: the Friday Factoid. And to show we're about more than just deep political and social commentary here at FS, we'll kick off today's episode by looking at the fascinating issue of baby names in the South.

Joe Biden is apparently not from around here

By R. Neal
July 24, 2007 - During the highly publicized "CNN/YouTube Debate" last night, a couple of guys from Tennessee asked via YouTube video if any of the candidates' feelings were hurt because the media seems more interested in whether Al Gore will run than in them.