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Supreme Court Looks For Intellectual ‘Baseline’ For Capital Punishment

Supreme Court Looks For Intellectual ‘Baseline’ For Capital Punishment

Cristian Farias  11.29.2016
WASHINGTON ― The Supreme Court was confronted with a difficult test on Tuesday: to define the proper medical baseline for intellectual...
Let's Talk About That Messed-Up Death Penalty In 'Fantastic Beasts'

Let's Talk About That Messed-Up Death Penalty In 'Fantastic Beasts'

Sara Boboltz  11.18.2016
WARNING: Spoilers below for “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”  In the world of “Harry Potter,” we...
Nebraska Voters Restore The Death Penalty

Nebraska Voters Restore The Death Penalty

Kim Bellware  11. 8.2016
Nebraska voters have successfully brought the death penalty back to their state after it was abolished following a narrow legislative...
California Votes To Speed Up Death Penalty, Rather Than Abolish It

California Votes To Speed Up Death Penalty, Rather Than Abolish It

Kim Bellware  11. 6.2016
A referendum in California to speed up the appeals process for the state’s death row inmates has narrowly passed, while a separate...
Chief Justice Roberts Casts 'Courtesy' Vote That Spared An Alabama Inmate From Execution

Chief Justice Roberts Casts 'Courtesy' Vote That Spared An Alabama Inmate From Execution

Reuters  11. 4.2016
WASHINGTON - U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts provided the pivotal fifth vote on the Supreme Court to block the scheduled execution in...
Supreme Court Puts Hold On Alabama Execution For 1982 Murder

Supreme Court Puts Hold On Alabama Execution For 1982 Murder

Reuters  11. 3.2016
(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a last-minute hold on the Alabama execution of Thomas Douglas Arthur, the seventh...
Georgia Executes Man For Killing Police Officer In 1997

Georgia Executes Man For Killing Police Officer In 1997

Reuters  10.19.2016
ATLANTA (Reuters) - The state of Georgia on Wednesday executed a man who opened fire on Atlanta police with an AR-15 rifle in 1997, killing...
Florida's Death Penalty Law Is Ruled Unconstitutional — Again

Florida's Death Penalty Law Is Ruled Unconstitutional — Again

Cristian Farias  10.14.2016
Florida’s highest court ruled on Friday that the state’s recently amended death penalty law is unconstitutional because it...
ASSURING THAT PROCEDURAL DEFAULTS DON'T DEFEAT JUSTICE

ASSURING THAT PROCEDURAL DEFAULTS DON'T DEFEAT JUSTICE

Joel Cohen  10.13.2016
There's no question that Duane Edward Buck, a black man (yes, it is relevant) committed an horrendous double murder in Texas in 1995 -...
The Intellectually Disabled Face Higher Risk Of Execution In Death Penalty 'Outlier' Counties

The Intellectually Disabled Face Higher Risk Of Execution In Death Penalty 'Outlier' Counties

Kim Bellware  10.12.2016
A handful of U.S. counties that buck the nation’s overall downward trend of using the death penalty have emerged as particularly...
A Road Map For Death Penalty Abolition

A Road Map For Death Penalty Abolition

Michael Meltsner  10. 6.2016
But no one expects an immediate end to capital punishment. Not only is abolition still avoided by politicians fearful of soft on crime...

New Supreme Court Term Includes Major Cases Affecting Inmates

Christopher Zoukis  10. 6.2016
What will happen with the one U.S. Supreme Court vacancy after the death last February of Justice Antonin Scalia will undoubtedly be decided...
Tim Kaine Among Growing Number Of Americans Against The Death Penalty

Tim Kaine Among Growing Number Of Americans Against The Death Penalty

Live Science  10. 5.2016
The percentage of Americans who oppose the death penalty is the highest it’s been in decades, according to a new poll. The poll,...
Why Some Christians Say The Clinton-Kaine Ticket Is More 'Pro-Life'

Why Some Christians Say The Clinton-Kaine Ticket Is More 'Pro-Life'

Antonia Blumberg  10. 5.2016
Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence are two religious men who care strongly about protecting life. But how this affects...