Death Penalty

Criminal Justice

Jury in case over Batman movie-theater slayings quickly decides not to rule out death penalty

Annual Meeting

Crime rate not main reason prison population exploded: It was sentencing policy

Features

An admitted murderer seeks justice in the death of his daughter

Legal Ethics

Former prosecutor is suspended for demeaning remarks, false denial about snitch threat

Criminal Justice

Jury finds James Holmes eligible for death penalty in Batman movie-theater massacre

Criminal Justice

Suspect in Charleston church massacre is indicted on federal hate-crime charges

Death Penalty

Inmates are more likely to get the death penalty if their faces are deemed untrustworthy, study says

Death Penalty

What’s next for convicted movie theater shooter James Holmes? Penalty phase begins Wednesday

Death Penalty

Free from prison, former Illinois governor creates group to fight death penalty

Criminal Justice

A few DAs account for most death sentences, law prof finds; one calls for more ‘revenge’ executions

U.S. Supreme Court

Are there five SCOTUS votes to overturn the death penalty?

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS upholds use of lethal-injection drug; two justices want death penalty re-examined

Death Penalty

Boston Marathon bomber sentenced to death by federal judge

U.S. Supreme Court

Thomas adds victim’s photo to his opinion, spars with Kennedy on solitary confinement

Legal Ethics

Ex-prosecutor is disbarred for his role in capital murder conviction of innocent man

Constitutional Law

ABA asks SCOTUS to overturn Florida law allowing divided juries to recommend death penalty

Criminal Justice

Despite claim of innocence, longtime inmate of death row in Texas is executed

Features

Faith and fiscal responsibility cause many conservatives to change their view of the death penalty

U.S. Supreme Court

Do notes highlighting prospective black jurors support a Batson violation? SCOTUS accepts case

Constitutional Law

Nebraska lawmakers abolish death penalty with exact vote count required to override governor’s veto