Death Penalty

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

Constitutional Law

Delaware puts capital cases on hold while death-penalty issues are mulled by state supreme court

U.S. Supreme Court

Breyer renews call to review constitutionality of death penalty

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS reinstates death sentences in ‘Wichita Massacre,’ cover-up killings; Sotomayor dissents

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court overturns Florida’s advisory death-penalty scheme in 8-1 decision

Death Penalty

Pennsylvania Supreme Court upholds governor’s authority to postpone executions

Death Penalty

Top NC court vacates ruling for death-row inmates claiming racial bias in their sentences

Death Penalty

Death sentences imposed this year are at the lowest level since 1973

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS tells appeals court deferential standards of review ‘apply with equal force’ in capital cases