The Supreme Court's efforts to shift procedures in death penalty litigation.
In the Space of One Minute, Joe Biden Defends the Death Penalty for Drug Dealers, Asset Forfeiture, and Mandatory Minimums
This 1991 Senate floor speech shows Biden's central role in crafting disastrous crime policies.
Texas Would Rather Ban All Chaplains from Execution Chambers Than Placate One Buddhist Inmate in His Final Moments
Equal treatment under the law can mean everyone is treated equally poorly
The bill was introduced by Republicans and co-sponsored by Democrats.
The Supreme Court ruled 7-2 last night to grant Patrick Murphy's petition for a stay.
The facts of this case are very similar to those of Dunn v. Ray, a recent ruling in which the Justice let the execution proceed, and thereby attracted a firestorm of criticism.
This Man Didn’t Kill Anyone. Texas Plans To Execute Him Tonight Anyway. (UPDATE: Supreme Court Blocks Execution)
Texas' law of parties is to blame.
Years after the state legalized medical marijuana, Maricopa County's top attorney served as a barrier.
There's so much wrong with her argument.
The Alabama prison allows a Christian chaplain in the execution chamber to pray with death row inmates, but it refused to let an imam inside.
James Fields Killed Heather Heyer Because of Her Opinions, and Now the Government Is Trying to Do the Same to Him
The federal case against the Charlottesville murderer illustrates how hate crime laws punish people for their bigoted beliefs.
And once again, Trump is distracted from real policy by symbolic brutality.
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals denied a recommendation to relieve him of execution.
No matter how heinous the crime, the state shouldn't be in the business of killing its citizens.
According to the court, "The death penalty is invalid because it is imposed in an arbitrary and racially biased manner."
Israa al-Ghomgham would be the first female activist to be executed in Saudi Arabia.
The church's catechism now calls capital punishment "inadmissible" and says it's "an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person."
Louisiana Attorney General Wants State to Hurry Up on Executions—Even If That Means Using ‘Hanging, Firing Squad, or Electrocution’
The death penalty may surface as a key issue in the upcoming gubernatorial election in Louisiana.
"His execution doesn't change what he did 14 years ago. It doesn't bring my dad back."
The American Veterinary Medical Association states that nitrogen may be "distressing" for any animal other than birds.
The ACLU asks the DEA to investigate whether the state lied on its applications to get fentanyl for upcoming executions.
Justice Sotomayor dissents from the denial of certiorari in Wessinger v. Vannoy.
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Don't believe the hype about the U.N.'s resolution on the death penalty.
Just what we need: some more overlapping federal and state laws.
300-page report identifies variety of problems with current application of the death penalty and makes dozens of recommendations.
These were executions of convenience.
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Other challenges also delaying state's attempt at an April death penalty spree.
A cop was killed, so there will be no debate about morality of the system.
"I don't think that sounds like something I would normally say," says the guy who definitely said that.
In the future, President Trump's lifelong fanaticism for capital punishment could make such shady deals unnecessary.
Only 20 were executed in 2016, the fewest since 1991.
There's more to this election than Trump and Clinton.
Florida was one of two states that allowed non-unanimous juries to recommend the death penalty. The state supreme court ruled that's unconstitutional.
The death penalty is disappearing, but where it still exists, it's plagued by constitutional problems, a new report finds.
But capital punishment may be making a comeback in a number of states.
Jeff Wood was scheduled to be executed Wednesday.
The governor of New Mexico uses emotional response to call for new executions.
Judges say death penalty violates 6th Amendment right to a jury
That amounts to one in every 20 death sentences since the death penalty was reinstated 40 years ago.