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

Obituaries

Once America’s youngest death row inmate, released convict dies in apparent suicide

Death Penalty

Nebraska governor vetoes bill abolishing death penalty; are there enough votes for an override?

Legislation & Lobbying

Nebraska lawmakers vote to repeal death penalty

Criminal Justice

Tsarnaev gets death penalty in Boston Marathon bombings

Death Penalty

Former Georgia justice calls death penalty ‘morally indefensible’

Death Penalty

‘Dead Man Walking’ nun testifies Boston bomber appeared to regret his actions

Criminal Justice

Father of alleged Boston bomber had PTSD, psychiatrist testifies

Features

These JD-carrying exonerees are using their experiences to right wrongs

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS justices are ‘unusually antagonistic’ in arguments on lethal injection drug

Evidence

Death-penalty arguments in Boston Marathon case include photo of Tsarnaev’s obscene gesture

Trials & Litigation

Pro se murder defendant found in contempt should be removed as his own counsel, DA says