1201 ABA Journal Death Penalty articles.
A Dallas judge is recommending a new trial for a Jewish death row inmate after finding the judge who presided over his trial used offensive terms to describe Jewish people and the inmate in particular.
Oct 14, 2021 9:16 AM CDT
Britney Spears’ father is suspended as conservator
Judge Brenda Penny of Los Angeles on Wednesday suspended Britney Spears’ father, Jamie Spears, from his position as conservator for the pop…
Oct 1, 2021 12:09 PM CDT
A federal judge has reprimanded an assistant attorney general in Alabama and ordered her personally to pay a $1,500 fine for making an incorrect statement in a case of a death row inmate.
Sep 28, 2021 12:15 PM CDT
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has granted a new trial to a death row inmate because one of the prosecutors was also clerking for the judge who oversaw the trial and considered the convicted man’s habeas application.
Sep 23, 2021 2:25 PM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday evening agreed to consider a Texas inmate’s request to have a Baptist pastor lay hands on him and pray out loud during his execution.
Sep 9, 2021 10:09 AM CDT
A federal appeals court has ruled that a death row inmate in South Carolina is entitled to a new sentencing hearing because of failures by his trial counsel and appellate counsel.
Aug 24, 2021 11:55 AM CDT
A federal circuit judge’s acidic dissent last week used cookies and lemonade analogies to make a point about a binding dicta rule and its potentials for misuse.
Aug 23, 2021 3:00 PM CDT
DOJ withdraws death penalty requests
The U.S. Department of Justice has withdrawn requests for the death penalty in seven cases, reversing the stance taken by the department during the Trump…
Jul 23, 2021 2:32 PM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected the ineffective assistance claim of a death row inmate who didn’t call his lawyers to testify about their failure to hire an expert to assess him for an intellectual disability.
Jul 2, 2021 1:55 PM CDT
Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Thursday that he is placing or moratorium on federal executions to allow for a review of changes made during the Trump administration.
Jul 2, 2021 9:25 AM CDT
The U.S. Department of Justice is backing reinstatement of the death sentence for the Boston Marathon bomber in a brief filed Monday with the U.S. Supreme Court.
Jun 16, 2021 9:29 AM CDT
Arizona officials have “gone to considerable lengths to revive the state’s mothballed gas chamber,” according to a recently released report
by the Guardian.
Jun 7, 2021 9:02 AM CDT
Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter announced his resignation Wednesday—a day after the Oklahoman submitted questions to him about an affair with a state employee.
May 27, 2021 1:24 PM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear the case of a Missouri death row inmate who is seeking execution by firing squad rather than lethal injection.
May 24, 2021 10:53 AM CDT
Transgender employee failed to show discrimination in case against T-Mobile, appeals court says
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at New Orleans has dismissed claims brought by Elijah Anthony…
May 14, 2021 2:40 PM CDT
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