Last fall, the American Law Institute, which created the intellectual framework for the modern capital justice system almost 50 years ago, pronounced its project a failure and walked away from it.

So begins an article in the New York Times today that tells the story of a pro-death penalty group (that has deeply influenced our criminal justices systems in the United States) that has changed its mind.  Now they have deemed the system to be broken and unfixable.

If you are interested in this issue, you’ll want to read the article.