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Death Penalty

Defense lawyers may obtain lethal drugs on their own for clients, Arizona execution protocol says

Death Penalty

ABA brief supports lawyer groups challenging US rule on habeas counsel appointment procedures

Death Penalty

Obama’s overlooked last-minute commutation lifts death sentence for disabled inmate

Sentencing / Post-Conviction

Jury sentences Dylann Roof to death for Charleston church massacre

Legislation and Lobbying

California measure to limit time for capital appeals is blocked by state supreme court

U.S. Supreme Court

Breyer dissent calls for death penalty review, says capital defendants are ‘chosen at random’

Death Penalty

Alabama inmate ‘heaved and coughed’ during execution

Prosecutors

Prosecutor’s ‘racially coded references’ require reversal of death sentence, 4th Circuit rules

Death Penalty

Inmate’s 43-minute execution didn’t violate clearly established law, 10th Circuit rules

Death Penalty

Voters in three states back capital punishment in ballot initiatives

U.S. Supreme Court

Roberts provides fifth vote to halt execution of Alabama inmate

Death Penalty

Executions fall along with support for the death penalty; is capital punishment nearing an end?

Prosecutors

Appeals court considers removal of Orange County DA’s office from case over misconduct allegations

Death Penalty

Unanimous jury vote is required to impose death penalty, Florida Supreme Court rules

U.S. Supreme Court

Victim impact testimony can’t include sentencing recommendation, Supreme Court rules

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS appears likely to rule for inmate whose expert said race could predict violence

Criminal Justice

California makes it a felony for prosecutors to withhold or alter exculpatory evidence

Death Penalty

Alabama Supreme Court upholds judicial override in capital cases

Death Penalty

Is the death penalty ‘fading away’? Executions in 2016 could drop to 25-year low point

Death Penalty

Missouri must reveal suppliers of lethal injection drug, 8th Circuit says
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