Death Penalty

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

Attorney Fees

Pennsylvania county mails capital defense lawyer’s checks to another person with same name

Death Penalty

Defense lawyers say prosecutor in theater massacre is seeking death penalty for political reasons

Death Penalty

Jury selection begins in movie theater massacre trial

Legal Ethics

Capital defense lawyer suspended 1 year for late filing in death row appeal

U.S. Supreme Court

Inmate is entitled to new lawyers after counsel blew habeas deadline by 117 days, SCOTUS says

Trusts & Estates

Judge OKs use of funds from slain mom’s estate to pay lawyer in daughter’s Bali murder trial

Death Penalty

Mom of murdered baby didn’t want killer executed; prior lethal injection in Okla. was botched

U.S. Supreme Court

Lawyer’s capital concession can be raised by death row inmate, SCOTUS says in procedural case

Court Security

Security measures at Boston Marathon bombing trial extend outside courthouse

Death Penalty

Ohio drops two-drug combination used in prolonged execution

Criminal Justice

Jury selection to begin in Boston Marathon bombing trial

Death Penalty

Maryland governor will commute sentences of state’s remaining death-row inmates

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