Death Penalty

Death Penalty

Murder conviction of boy, 14, is tossed 70 years after his execution; judge cites bad lawyering

Death Penalty

Executions hit 20-year low in 2014; which seven states carried them out?

Criminal Justice

Ex-lawyer gets death in murder of DA’s wife; judge compares him to Charles Manson, Jeffrey Dahmer

Criminal Justice

Witnesses testify to prior threats by man who murdered DA’s wife, as jury mulls death penalty

Death Penalty

Inmate is executed after SCOTUS denies stay; lawyers cited mental disability, alcoholic trial lawyer

U.S. Supreme Court

Death-row inmate’s mental disability claim gets SCOTUS review

Death Penalty

5th Circuit stays execution; lawyers cite inmate’s paranoia, odd behavior

Legal History

Judge says investigative files for ‘In Cold Blood’ murders can be published by investigator’s son

Death Penalty

Dozens of lawyers have missed habeas deadlines, resulting in just one sanction

Death Penalty

ABA president asks Texas governor for stay to consider inmate’s competence for execution

Trials & Litigation

Murder defendant loses jail cell computer over claims he worked on other inmates’ cases

Constitutional Law

Appeals court stays secret witness testimony at Jodi Arias capital murder case resentencing

Criminal Justice

Inmate on death row for fatal 1992 divorce-court shooting rampage dies of natural causes

Death Penalty

Lawyers for death-row inmate say they learned of execution date in news article

Constitutional Law

Judge OKs secret witness testimony in closed courtroom during Jodi Arias murder resentencing

Juries

Jodi Arias juror is dismissed after asking a reporter this question

Death Penalty

Judge threatens to remove capital defense lawyer, cites missed deadlines and overzealous motions

Criminal Justice

In prison for 30 years, Belgian inmate wins OK for assisted suicide

Evidence

Bite-mark expert’s flip-flop is cited in death-row inmate’s new appeal

Legal Ethics

Lawyer appears in Thomas Jefferson garb to defend law license, unusual capital murder defense