Injustice Casts Shadow on History of State Executions

John D. Bessler

University of Baltimore - School of Law; Georgetown University Law Center

December 7, 2003

Star Tribune, December 2003

This article, published in the StarTribune of Minneapolis, discusses the history of lynchings and executions in the State of Minnesota. It specifically discusses miscarriages of justice that have taken place in Minnesota, along with highlighting other problems associated with capital punishment.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 2

Keywords: Minnesota, history, death penalty, capital punishment, executions, arbitrariness, racial discrimination, injustice, Native Americans, Dakota Indians, Ann Bilansky, Isaac McGhie, Elmer Jackson, Elias Clayton, Chaska, William Williams

JEL Classification: K14, K19, K39, K49

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Date posted: February 1, 2011  

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Bessler, John D., Injustice Casts Shadow on History of State Executions (December 7, 2003). Star Tribune, December 2003. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1747748

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