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Capital Punishment Supreme Court

Laura Bassett

Death Penalty May Be Ruled Unconstitutional In Texas

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At a hearing scheduled for Monday, December 6, a district court in Texas will decide whether the death penalty is unconstitutional in th...

Mentally Disabled Woman Executed In Virginia Amid Outcry

AP | STEVE SZKOTAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

JARRATT, Va. — The first woman executed in the United States in five years was put to death in Virginia on Thursday for arranging the killings o...

Mentally Disabled Woman Slated For Execution In Virginia Won't Get Help From Supreme Court

AP | STEVE SZKOTAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. — The U.S. Supreme Court refused Tuesday to block the execution of a woman convicted of two hired killings, clearing the way for t...