Death Penalty

August 6, 2014
The newly formed criminal justice journalism organization The Marshall Project reported this week on new allegations of prosecutorial misconduct...
July 28, 2014
On July 16, a federal district court in California issued an order declaring that state's death penalty system unconstitutional and vacating the...
July 25, 2014
Arizona's execution of Joseph Wood on Wednesday using a secret experimental drug protocol took more than two hours, during which witnesses reported...
July 18, 2014
A federal appeals court Tuesday reversed Derrick DeBruce's death sentence because his lawyer performed so poorly at his sentencing that he was...
July 11, 2014
Official and public enthusiasm for the death penalty is waning in China, where from 2007 to 2011 the annual number of executions fell by half.
July 9, 2014
Questions about the reliability of the death penalty were once again raised on June 26, when the Florida Supreme Court overturned Paul Hildwin's...
June 23, 2014
On June 13, the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals unanimously reversed Tawuan Townes's conviction and death sentence after the trial judge failed to...
June 20, 2014
The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals last Friday found that the State's illegal use of polygraph evidence at Marqueze Smith's trial was "obvious,...
June 18, 2014
The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals on Friday reversed Derrick Penn's capital murder conviction and ordered a new trial because his jury was...
June 6, 2014
A new poll by ABC News and the Washington Post finds that a majority of Americans favor life without parole over the death penalty for convicted...
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