Death Penalty

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

Criminal Justice

Judge overturns death sentence because of prosecutor’s Bible quotes

National Pulse

Supreme Court ruling could spark more unintentional-discrimination cases

Human Rights Practice

Innocence project movement in China rises to aid the wrongfully convicted

Death Penalty

As execution looms, appellate lawyers fight client’s effort to get new counsel and seek clemency

Death Penalty

9th Circuit overturns judge who deemed California’s death-penalty system ‘dysfunctional’

Death Penalty

An estimated 10 percent of death row inmates are veterans, report says

Trials & Litigation

Federal judge imposes $70K sanction on defense attorney over witness gaffe that caused mistrial

Death Penalty

New California plan calls for single-drug executions; drug to be chosen on ‘case-by-case’ basis

U.S. Supreme Court

Death-penalty opponents are split on when to push SCOTUS for ban on executions

Death Penalty

9th Circuit panel vacates death row inmate’s conviction because of biased jury selection

Death Penalty

Arizona asks FDA to return seized shipment of illegal execution drugs