Death Penalty

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.
May 11, 2016
The State of Alabama plans to execute 65-year-old Vernon Madison by lethal injection on May 12th, even though his jury determined that life without...
May 9, 2016
Carlos Kennedy was sentenced to life without parole on May 5 after a new trial at which he represented himself. Mr. Kennedy was arrested in 2010 and...
May 4, 2016
Gary Tyler was just 16 years old when he was charged with shooting a white student in 1974. He was sentenced to death by an all-white jury and spent...
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