Death Penalty

Law in Popular Culture

HBO to make TV movie based on case of ex-lawyer accused of killing 2 prosecutors

Trials & Litigation

Mistrial saves Jodi Arias from death penalty; will she get life with or without parole?

Features

A new defense approach to storytelling changes capital cases in Texas

Criminal Justice

Convicted in wife slaying, profiled in book and TV miniseries, Robert Marshall dies in prison

Trials & Litigation

Ex-inmate sues Northwestern University and journalism prof, says they coerced a false confession

Death Penalty

Pennsylvania governor temporarily halts all executions

Trials & Litigation

Double-murder conviction is followed by brother’s arrest after courthouse elevator incident

Death Penalty

Oklahoma lawmakers consider nitrogen gas for executions

Death Penalty

Capital punishment should require unanimity and transparency, say ABA policymakers

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS stays execution of inmate who’s been on death row for more than 30 years

Criminal Justice

Defendant blurts out murder confession in court and asks for execution

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court’s ‘shadow docket’ would benefit from greater transparency, op-ed says

Trials & Litigation

Forcibly shaven, convicted Fort Hood shooter appears in court beardless

Attorney General

Amid criticism of Eric Holder, attorney general nominee promises to ‘be Loretta Lynch’

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS stays three executions using midazolam while allowing a fourth; did inmate fake pain?

Death Penalty

Inmate is executed after SCOTUS stay denial in litigation over mental-disability proof

U.S. Supreme Court

Chemerinsky: It’s shaping up to be a momentous term for SCOTUS

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court agrees to decide whether sedative can be used in executions

Juries

Tsarnaev trial judge seals defense motion quoting juror questionnaires

Death Penalty

New justices might shift California death penalty rulings