1129 ABA Journal Death Penalty articles.
US News’ ranking methodology is the cheese for law school rat race, report says
The U.S. News & World Report’s annual law school rankings rely on categories including law school…
Mar 24, 2020 4:45 PM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the due process clause doesn’t require states to offer a traditional insanity defense based on a defendant’s inability to distinguish right from wrong.
Mar 23, 2020 11:45 AM CDT
The highest criminal appeals court in Texas delayed the execution of a Texas inmate on Monday after his lawyer argued that gathering so many people could create a risk of exposure to the novel coronavirus.
Mar 18, 2020 10:28 AM CDT
SCOTUS splits over undocumented immigrant’s fight against state identify theft conviction
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Tuesday against Ramiro Garcia, an unauthorized immigrant in Kansas who was convicted…
Mar 3, 2020 3:21 PM CST
The ABA filed an amicus brief with the Idaho Supreme Court on Friday that urges justices to consider the association’s position on issues related to public records about the lethal injection drugs used in death penalty cases.
Mar 2, 2020 10:51 AM CST
The ABA has filed an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reaffirm that courts must look to “prevailing professional norms” when assessing lawyers’ performance in ineffective assistance cases.
Feb 28, 2020 10:28 AM CST
Death-row inmate’s conviction has ‘pall of uncertainty,’ Sotomayor says
Justice Sonia Sotomayor expressed concern on Monday about a “pall of uncertainty” over the conviction of Texas death-row inmate Rodney Reed.
Feb 24, 2020 4:55 PM CST
A Tennessee inmate scheduled for execution Thursday evening has chosen the electric chair over lethal injection.
Feb 20, 2020 12:29 PM CST
Oklahoma plans to resume lethal injections following a five-year moratorium spurred by botched executions.
Feb 14, 2020 11:46 AM CST
AG Barr will consider Giuliani evidence from Ukraine
U.S. Attorney General William Barr said Monday he will consider information from Ukraine provided by lawyer Rudy Giuliani. Barr cautioned that there…
Feb 11, 2020 4:52 PM CST
The Colorado Senate on Friday passed a bill to repeal the death penalty, sending the measure to the House where it is expected to win approval.
Feb 4, 2020 10:31 AM CST
The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday overturned a 2016 decision and ruled that judges may impose the death penalty even when jurors do not unanimously recommend it.
Jan 24, 2020 2:47 PM CST
The federal effort to resume executions stands in stark contrast to a state trend away from capital punishment, according to a year-end report by the Death Penalty Information Center.
Dec 17, 2019 10:07 AM CST
The U.S. Supreme Court refused Friday to lift a preliminary injunction blocking four federal executions
during a review of the lethal injection procedure adopted by the U.S. Department of Justice.
Dec 9, 2019 11:00 AM CST
Paul Skalnik learned about the benefits of being a jailhouse informant when he was in the Harris County Jail in Texas in 1978 for passing bad checks.
Dec 6, 2019 12:15 PM CST
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