Death Penalty

Legislation & Lobbying

Nebraska lawmakers vote to repeal death penalty

Criminal Justice

Tsarnaev gets death penalty in Boston Marathon bombings

Death Penalty

Former Georgia justice calls death penalty ‘morally indefensible’

Death Penalty

‘Dead Man Walking’ nun testifies Boston bomber appeared to regret his actions

Criminal Justice

Father of alleged Boston bomber had PTSD, psychiatrist testifies

Features

These JD-carrying exonerees are using their experiences to right wrongs

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS justices are ‘unusually antagonistic’ in arguments on lethal injection drug

Evidence

Death-penalty arguments in Boston Marathon case include photo of Tsarnaev’s obscene gesture

Trials & Litigation

Pro se murder defendant found in contempt should be removed as his own counsel, DA says

Juries

Lawyer chosen as juror in trial of accused theater shooter James Holmes

Constitutional Law

Tennessee halts all scheduled executions

Trials & Litigation

Jodi Arias gets life without parole in brutal slaying of ex-boyfriend

Criminal Justice

Tsarnaev found guilty in Boston Marathon bombing trial; could get death penalty

Media & Communications Law

8th Circuit lets Larry Flynt intervene to seek access to court records in death-penalty cases

Your ABA

ABA House takes on domestic violence, executions at Midyear Meeting

Precedents

April 11, 1961: Adolf Eichmann on trial

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court will consider need to instruct capital jurors on mitigation burden of proof

Criminal Justice

Jury recommends life sentence for woman convicted in granddaughter’s running death

Evidence

Botched child-murder case gets tossed; mother jailed for 2 decades speaks out

Death Penalty

Prosecutor: I was ‘arrogant, judgmental, narcissistic’ in capital prosecution of now-exonerated man