Death Penalty

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

Death Penalty

Utah governor signs law allowing firing squads as execution backup method

Death Penalty

Hundreds of attorneys petition top Texas court over law prof’s 1-year suspension from pro bono work

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS won’t hear case of inmate on death row for 30 years; dissenters see ‘glaring’ legal error

Criminal Justice

Jury convicts grandma in child’s running death; will consider death penalty

Trials & Litigation

Once on death row, man released after 39 years behind bars gets $1M for wrongful imprisonment

Legal Ethics

Arson-deaths prosecutor is accused of not disclosing informant deal; defendant was executed in 2004

Death Penalty

Execution is less likely than reversal after a death sentence, study finds