Death Penalty

June 10, 2016
The United States Supreme Court last week reversed an Arizona man's death sentence after the trial judge refused to inform the jury that the...
June 8, 2016
For the third time in five weeks, the United States Supreme Court on Monday ordered the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals to re-examine the state's...
June 3, 2016
Today, the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals reversed EJI client Jerry Smith's death sentence for the fourth time, finding that the sentence sought...
May 31, 2016
For the second time this month, the United States Supreme Court today granted review, vacated the judgment, and remanded to the state court in the...
May 25, 2016
Alabama's recent attempt to execute Vernon Madison, an elderly man suffering from dementia, renewed questions about the state's use of the death...
May 23, 2016
Today, the United States Supreme Court reversed Timothy Foster's conviction and death sentence, holding that Georgia prosecutors illegally barred...
May 18, 2016
After decades advocating for capital punishment and affirming death sentences, self-described "tough-on-crime and pro-law enforcement" judge I....
May 13, 2016
Last night, Vernon Madison avoided becoming the 58th person executed in the State of Alabama in the modern death penalty era, after the Eleventh...
May 12, 2016
The United States Supreme Court has upheld a lower court's order staying the execution of Alabama death row inmate Vernon Madison.
May 12, 2016
This morning, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a stay of execution for Alabama death row inmate Vernon Madison.
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