Death Penalty

Trials & Litigation

Forcibly shaven, convicted Fort Hood shooter appears in court beardless

Attorney General

Amid criticism of Eric Holder, attorney general nominee promises to ‘be Loretta Lynch’

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS stays three executions using midazolam while allowing a fourth; did inmate fake pain?

Death Penalty

Inmate is executed after SCOTUS stay denial in litigation over mental-disability proof

U.S. Supreme Court

Chemerinsky: It’s shaping up to be a momentous term for SCOTUS

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court agrees to decide whether sedative can be used in executions

Juries

Tsarnaev trial judge seals defense motion quoting juror questionnaires

Death Penalty

New justices might shift California death penalty rulings

Attorney Fees

Pennsylvania county mails capital defense lawyer’s checks to another person with same name

Death Penalty

Defense lawyers say prosecutor in theater massacre is seeking death penalty for political reasons

Death Penalty

Jury selection begins in movie theater massacre trial

Legal Ethics

Capital defense lawyer suspended 1 year for late filing in death row appeal

U.S. Supreme Court

Inmate is entitled to new lawyers after counsel blew habeas deadline by 117 days, SCOTUS says

Trusts & Estates

Judge OKs use of funds from slain mom’s estate to pay lawyer in daughter’s Bali murder trial

Death Penalty

Mom of murdered baby didn’t want killer executed; prior lethal injection in Okla. was botched

U.S. Supreme Court

Lawyer’s capital concession can be raised by death row inmate, SCOTUS says in procedural case

Court Security

Security measures at Boston Marathon bombing trial extend outside courthouse

Death Penalty

Ohio drops two-drug combination used in prolonged execution

Criminal Justice

Jury selection to begin in Boston Marathon bombing trial

Death Penalty

Maryland governor will commute sentences of state’s remaining death-row inmates