Death Penalty

Civil Rights

US to seek death penalty in hate-crimes case against accused Charleston church shooter, Dylann Roof

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS rules for black man who claimed prosecutors eliminated blacks from jury on basis of race

Death Penalty

Governor’s lawyer opposed execution stay despite drug mix-up, report says

Death Penalty

Pfizer bans use of its drugs in executions through distribution controls

Sentencing / Post-Conviction

‘Grim Sleeper’ killed 5 more women, jury is told by prosecutor in penalty phase of his trial

Death Penalty

In 4-4 split, Supreme Court refuses to overturn execution stay based on inmate’s dementia

Terrorism

Lawyers for admitted Sept. 11 mastermind allege secret order authorized destruction of evidence

Criminal Justice

DA admits ‘distressing’ lack of disclosure to defense counsel about jail informants

Death Penalty

Hundreds of Florida death-row inmates should get life following SCOTUS decision, amicus brief says

Criminal Justice

Board OKs parole for ex-Manson Family member convicted in ‘Helter Skelter’ slayings

Death Penalty

Fast-track death-penalty appeals get a boost with 9th Circuit standing decision

Death Penalty

Botched execution attempt doesn’t preclude a second try, Ohio Supreme Court says

Death Penalty

ABA urges California governor to grant ‘executive reprieve’ to convicted murderer

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS orders new trial for death-row inmate because of prosecution failure to disclose evidence

Death Penalty

Alabama judge sees ‘life-to-death override epidemic,’ bars death sentences; Florida bill changes law

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS justices weigh constitutional rule for judicial recusals

U.S. Supreme Court

Chemerinsky: What will Scalia’s absence mean for current cases?

Criminal Justice

Twice sentenced to death in son’s slaying, mother wins 3rd trial due to prosecutors’ comments

Criminal Justice

Sirhan denied parole in 1968 slaying of Robert Kennedy, for 15th time

Death Penalty

How far should Florida go to reform death penalty? Lawmakers mull changes after SCOTUS decision