Death Penalty

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

Death Penalty

Inmate missing 8 percent of his brain is executed; SCOTUS denies stay in divided order

Constitutional Law

California judge boots Orange County DA’s office from murder case because of withheld evidence

Death Penalty

Utah lawmakers approve firing squads as execution back-up method

Law in Popular Culture

HBO to make TV movie based on case of ex-lawyer accused of killing 2 prosecutors

Trials & Litigation

Mistrial saves Jodi Arias from death penalty; will she get life with or without parole?

Features

A new defense approach to storytelling changes capital cases in Texas

Criminal Justice

Convicted in wife slaying, profiled in book and TV miniseries, Robert Marshall dies in prison

Trials & Litigation

Ex-inmate sues Northwestern University and journalism prof, says they coerced a false confession

Death Penalty

Pennsylvania governor temporarily halts all executions

Trials & Litigation

Double-murder conviction is followed by brother’s arrest after courthouse elevator incident