1149 ABA Journal Death Penalty articles.
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett is under fire after disclosure of a 2006 ad she signed opposing “abortion on demand” and calling for an end to “the barbaric legacy of Roe v. Wade
Oct 2, 2020 12:40 PM CDT
4th Circuit rules for transgender youth on bathroom policy
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Richmond, Virginia, has ruled for former high school student Gavin Grimm, a…
Aug 27, 2020 4:30 PM CDT
Every attorney has faced the proverbial Monday morning quarterback at some point. If you’ve never heard the term before, it usually indicates a person who critiques an event, situation or decision after the fact.
Aug 27, 2020 9:36 AM CDT
New state camping law raises stakes for protesters
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has signed a bill that makes it a felony punishable by up to six years in prison to…
Aug 24, 2020 4:45 PM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed an injunction that would have made it easier to place a measure on the ballot seeking to reform Oregon’s redistricting process.
Aug 12, 2020 9:57 AM CDT
We are used to hearing about wrongful convictions in which a murderer walked free because an innocent person was misidentified. But when Jessica S. Henry, a professor at Montclair State University in New Jersey, was researching material for her course on wrongful convictions, she discovered that in one-third of all known exonerations, the conviction was wrongful because there had not even been a crime.
Aug 12, 2020 9:00 AM CDT
Killers of white people are executed at a rate 17 times greater than killers of Black victims, according to a new study building on the work of a law professor who analyzed racial disparities in the Georgia death penalty.
Aug 5, 2020 10:33 AM CDT
Appeals court overturns Boston Marathon bomber’s death sentence
A federal appeals court has overturned the death sentence for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The 1st U.S. Circuit Court…
Jul 31, 2020 4:40 PM CDT
Judge rejects TRO in suit to stop court reopening
U.S. District Judge Andrew Carter Jr. refused to issue on Friday a temporary restraining order preventing in-court appearances in nonemergency criminal…
Jul 20, 2020 4:58 PM CDT
Federal inmate Wesley Ira Purkey was executed Thursday morning after the U.S. Supreme Court lifted two injunctions issued by a judge who cited competency issues.
Jul 16, 2020 10:30 AM CDT
Federal inmate Daniel Lewis Lee died by lethal injection on Tuesday morning in the first federal execution since 2003.
Jul 14, 2020 9:20 AM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear a challenge to the federal government’s new lethal injection procedure.
Jun 29, 2020 11:20 AM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court stayed the execution Tuesday of a Catholic inmate in Texas who is seeking a chaplain in the death chamber.
Jun 17, 2020 9:36 AM CDT
Trump signs executive order encouraging chokehold limits
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that encourages better policing practices. The order allocates discretionary grants to police departments that seek…
Jun 16, 2020 3:33 PM CDT
A defense lawyer who failed to investigate his capital client’s tumultuous childhood provided ineffective assistance of counsel, the U.S. Supreme Court held Monday.
Jun 15, 2020 3:55 PM CDT
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