Death Penalty

Constitutional Law

Judge nixes convicted murderer’s request for death penalty

First Amendment

Does press have First Amendment right to view entire execution? ACLU sues over closed blinds

Death Penalty

Arizona executioners sometimes improvise, lawsuits say

Annual Meeting

Successors of executed prisoners should be allowed to litigate innocence claims, says ABA House

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS sends inmate’s claim he didn’t authorize cert petition to ethics board

Death Penalty

Missouri execution takes 10 minutes; four SCOTUS justices would have granted stay

4 more death sentences for ‘most prolific’ LA killer

Death Penalty

Innocence Project seeks ethics probe of prosecutor in Willingham case

Death Penalty

Inmate in two-hour execution got 15 times the standard dose of drugs, records disclose

Death Penalty

Execution takes nearly two hours; PD filed emergency motion after first hour

Death Penalty

Study: Cognitive impairment, other mitigating factors present in cases of most executed inmates

Death Penalty

SCOTUS allows execution of inmate, vacates 9th Circuit decision that he had a right to drug info

Death Penalty

Kozinski dissent: ‘Firing squads can be messy’ but they are better than lethal injection

Death Penalty

Execution can’t go forward until prisoner receives information on death drugs, 9th Circuit says

Around the Blawgosphere

Bill would regulate gun ads for kids | An NTSB for death penalty cases?

Criminal Justice

Federal judge calls ‘dysfunctional’ California death penalty unconstitutional, gives murderer life

Death Penalty

Client’s wish for death penalty doesn’t justify defense lawyer’s withdrawal, Fla. supreme court says

Trials & Litigation

Jury that acquitted Casey Anthony got it right, her defense lawyer says in new book

U.S. Supreme Court

Federal PDs have 40 days to explain inmate’s letter saying he didn’t authorize SCOTUS appeal

Death Penalty

Prison official faints during execution; sentence was upheld despite jurors’ gag gifts, drug secrecy