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Lawyers Cite Botched Arizona Execution While Defending Gitmo Prisoner

Reuters | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics

By Lacey Johnson FORT MEADE, Md. (Reuters) - Defense lawyers for the Guantanamo Bay prisoner charged with masterminding the 2000 USS ...

'Staggering Amounts' Of Drugs Injected In Inmate During Botched Execution

AP | ASTRID GALVAN | Posted 10.01.2014 | Crime

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — During the nearly two hours it took for an Arizona death row inmate to die last week, executioners injected him with 15 times t...

A Deadly Secret: States Refuse to Share the Source of Lethal Injection Drugs in Executions

Jessica S. Henry | Posted 09.27.2014 | Crime
Jessica S. Henry

A botched execution also erodes public confidence because it means that something went wrong with the very process of death, which we have entrusted to our leaders. When a government hides information such as the source of drugs used in lethal injection, it erodes the public trust.

It's Time for a Nationwide Moratorium on the Death Penalty

Brian Stull | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics
Brian Stull

This entire story is a tragic one, and it should push us to admit that the path to justice simply cannot include more gruesome violence.

Judge Pushes For Guillotine, Firing Squads: We Shouldn't Mask 'Brutal, Savage' Executions

AP | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An influential federal appeals court judge said Thursday that the nation's third lethal injection execution to go awry in six m...

Michael McLaughlin

Emergency Call Reveals Lawyers And Judge Grappling With Prolonged Execution

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 07.24.2014 | Crime

A defense attorney, a government lawyer and a federal judge on a conference call grappled with whether to abort the unexpectedly prolonged execution o...

Jan Brewer Orders Full Review Of Drawn-Out Execution

Reuters | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

PHOENIX, July 23 (Reuters) - Arizona's Governor Jan Brewer ordered a full review of Wednesday's two-hour execution of death row inmate Joseph Wood, ...

SCOTUS Allows Execution To Go Forward In Contentious First Amendment Case

AP | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed an Arizona execution to go forward amid a closely watched First Amendment fight over ...