Death Penalty

U.S. Surpeme Court

ABA asks Supreme Court to review Virginia’s post-conviction process in capital case

Public Defenders

Louisiana governor signs law reallocating money from death penalty appeals to local public defenders

Death Penalty

Case of law grad convicted in slaying tests Delaware’s death penalty law

U.S. Supreme Court

DA-turned-justice violated due process by refusing to recuse in inmate’s appeal, Supreme Court rules

Trials and Litigation

Attorney who took over husband’s death-penalty case after he was killed is sued for malpractice

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court to consider standard used to evaluate death-row inmate’s intellectual disability

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS to consider case of death-row inmate whose case was ‘marred by racial overtones’

Death Penalty

Prosecutor is ‘pathologically enthralled’ with death penalty, motion says; ‘Death Row Marv’ is cited

Court Security

Angry at killer’s lack of remorse, dad sprints across courtroom and makes flying leap, video shows

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court refuses to consider constitutionality of death penalty; two justices dissent

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