Death Penalty

June 29, 2015
In a decision today addressing technical questions about the reliability of a specific lethal injection protocol in Oklahoma, two United States...
June 28, 2015
Bryan Stevenson won the Carnegie Medal last night in San Francisco at the national convention of the American Library Association for the best...
June 26, 2015
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy in a concurring opinion released last week criticized the widespread use of solitary confinement and called...
June 22, 2015
The United States Supreme Court decided on Thursday that a Louisiana man sentenced to death before the Court ruled that the Eighth Amendment...
June 17, 2015
After a decade on death row in Texas, Alfred Dewayne Brown was freed on June 8 when prosecutors dismissed the charges against him. Alfred Brown was...
June 12, 2015
Results of a new poll by Quinnipiac University released on June 1 show that American voters are leaning against the death penalty: 48 percent say a...
June 5, 2015
A California judge disqualified Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas and his entire office from prosecuting a death penalty case after...
June 1, 2015
Last week, the United States Supreme Court agreed to review a Georgia case upholding Timothy Foster's conviction and death sentence despite dramatic...
May 27, 2015
The United States Supreme Court in 1976 concluded that “evolving standards of decency” in the country tolerated the death penalty. In recent years...
May 26, 2015
"Capital punishment must be permanently halted, without exception," former chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court Norman Fletcher said last week...
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