Death Penalty

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

Death Penalty

Judge Kopf: I would uphold the death penalty for an innocent man rather than play games with the law

Death Penalty

Missouri carries out its 8th execution this year; four SCOTUS justices would have granted stay

Prosecutors

Retired prosecutor who convicted two men just exonerated after 30 years behind bars is unrepentant

Death Penalty

Poorly placed IV blamed for difficult execution

Court Security

Prosecutor slayings suspect wanted to target former judges, too, those in charge of murder case say

Criminal Justice

After 30 years in prison, two inmates win their freedom in 1983 rape and murder

Constitutional Law

Judge nixes convicted murderer’s request for death penalty

First Amendment

Does press have First Amendment right to view entire execution? ACLU sues over closed blinds