This morning's summary reversal of a habeas petition grant in Mays v. Hines.
President Joe Biden campaigned on ending the federal death penalty, but he’s been quiet about it since taking office.
SCOTUS Refuses to Let Alabama Execute Willie Smith Without His Pastor Present (Without Noting Who Cast the Fifth Vote)
With Justice Barrett joining Justice Kagan, does Dunn v. Smith represent a shift on the Court?
The state that has executed the most prisoners may soon end the practice entirely.
Trump Administration Puts 13th Prisoner to Death as Justice Sotomayor Blasts 'Breakneck Timetable of Executions'
The Department of Justice rushes to prevent mercy before a new administration can take over.
Lisa Montgomery faces possible execution this evening.
An annual report on the death penalty shows its use declining everywhere except in the federal government.
His Trump toadying was absolutely awful, but still not nearly as bad as his unremittingly harsh approach to justice and policing.
Bill Barr and Donald Trump spend the end of their terms executing prisoners.
Five who tested positive recently will participate in this week’s planned executions of Brandon Bernard and Alfred Bourgeois.
Three more death row inmates have been scheduled to die.
The court improbably concludes that the execution protocol is illegal, but does not enjoin its use
The incoming administration opposes the death penalty, but the Justice Department has three more executions planned this year.
Lisa Montgomery killed a pregnant woman and took her baby in 2004. She is clearly mentally unwell. What does killing her accomplish?
A new modern record for putting inmates to death
Lezmond Mitchell is scheduled to die Wednesday, over the objections of the Navajo Nation to which he belongs and on whose land the murder took place.
Court panel rules judge didn't properly evaluate juror bias against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
A quick scramble to end a man’s life, despite objections by attorneys and even the relatives of his victims
A court delay on Friday was lifted over the weekend, only to be reinstated Monday for different reasons.
Relatives of the victims say they shouldn’t have to risk infection to attend. A federal judge agreed.
The federal government hasn’t executed a prisoner since 2003. We may see three killed in July.
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False testimony and prosecutorial misconduct put Walter Ogrod on death row.
The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office Says It Wrongly Convicted Walter Ogrod. Will a Judge Set Him Free Before He Dies of COVID-19?
Ogrod remains on death row even though the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office has called for his conviction to be overturned. He probably has COVID-19.
The reactions to the governor's actions were mixed.
Only 10 jurors sentenced Nathaniel Woods to death for the deaths of three police officers.
Concern for the families appeared on both sides of the debate.
Oklahoma messed up three executions in just two years.
"Nick Sutton has gone from a life-taker to a life-saver," read a clemency petition filed by corrections staff, the families of several victims, and five of the jurors who sentenced him to death.
Former prosecutor Bennett Gershman: "The use of jailhouse informants...is one of the great abuses in criminal trials across America."
"This whole question of how we kill our prisoners is sort of a sideshow when the system is as broken as it is."
Supporters of Lance believe the court should have tested DNA before sentencing him to death.
The ACLU and the Innocence Project are suing to uncover the evidence.
Florida has had more exonerations of death row inmates than any other state in the U.S.
The jury said they would have given Jimmy Meders life in prison without parole had it been available.
Corrections Officers, Jurors, and the Families of Nick Sutton's Victims Want Him Taken Off Death Row
The Tennessee death row inmate "has gone from a life-taker to a life-saver."
Meanwhile, outgoing Gov. Matt Bevin made some controversial pardon choices as he headed for the door.
James Dailey is running out of options to prove his innocence.
The first death was scheduled for December.
According to the law, the deceased Sedley Alley is the only person who can file a petition for post-conviction DNA testing.
The daughter of the murder victim has accused the state of ignoring her wishes.
A Georgia Death Row Inmate Will Be Executed Tomorrow. New Evidence Says a Different Man Was the Shooter.
A witness and co-defendant is casting doubt on the testimony that sent Ray Cromartie to death row.
Rodney Reed is set to die by lethal injection in less than two weeks.
Daniel Lewis Lee would be the first death row inmate executed by the federal government in 16 years.
Ray Cromartie was scheduled to die on Wednesday. His supporters hope a question of jurisdiction will lead to DNA testing.
A DNA test might show that he didn't fire the shot that killed a clerk in 1994. But the law says he'd be guilty anyway.