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05/13/2014 08:18 PM Posted By: Capital Tonight Staff
TWC News: Capital Tonight: Death penalty opponents respond to last-minute stay of execution
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A Texas execution planned for Tuesday was called off just hours before it was set to happen. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals granted a stay based on new claims that inmate Robert Campbell was intellectually disabled, which would make him ineligible for the death penalty.

In Tuesday's Capital Tonight, we spoke to the head of the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, Kristin Houlé, about the botched Oklahoma execution, the secrecy surrounding execution drugs, and whether attitudes about the death penalty are changing.

Senate Limits

The fight for lieutenant governor continues, but what happens if the Senate decides to strip the eventual winner of some of his authority? We spoke to Harvey Kronberg of the Quorum Report about the ways that scenario has played out before and how it could happen again.

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Capital Commentators

Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson is doubling down on his endorsement of Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst by appearing in a new campaign ad. Political strategists Harold Cook and Ted Delisi weighed in on that development and more.

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