Death Penalty

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...
May 20, 2015
Nebraska's legislature yesterday passed a bill to abolish the death penalty. The state's unicameral legislature passed bill LB268, which would...
May 6, 2015
After more than 20 years on Mississippi's death row, Willie Jerome Manning has been exonerated in the 1992 murders of an elderly woman and her...
May 1, 2015
New York University School of Law this week wrote about its connection to EJI, where some three dozen NYU Law alumni have worked since EJI’s...
April 29, 2015
The FBI formally acknowledged this month that, for decades, nearly every examiner in its microscopic hair comparison unit gave flawed testimony...
April 24, 2015
The family of Walter Scott, the black motorist who was fatally shot in the back by police officer Michael Slager in North Charleston, South Carolina...
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