Texas set to execute 500th death-row inmate

In what reads to be an astounding example of wrong, Texas is set to execute its 500th death-row inmate this Wednesday. Lincoln Caplan, at the NYT, blogs a very compelling case to stay this execution, "Texas’s death penalty system is notorious for its high tolerance of ineffective counsel for defendants, overly zealous prosecutors, and racial discrimination in jury selection. The case of Kimberly McCarthy, the woman scheduled for execution, seems tainted by all three."