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The Greek Tragedy at the Heart of the Indonesian Executions

The Greek Tragedy at the Heart of the Indonesian Executions

Olivia Wilson  05. 1.2015
As the bodies of the eight executed men return to the their families, we in Australia and elsewhere, are left reeling by the life and death...
Will The Supreme Court Look Behind The Curtain Of Lethal Injection?

Will The Supreme Court Look Behind The Curtain Of Lethal Injection?

The Intercept  04.30.2015
By the time the blinds were raised at 6:23pm on April 29, 2014, to show Clayton Lockett strapped to the gurney and positioned to die, there...
Reflections on Lethal Drugs, Sleeping and Waking Up

Reflections on Lethal Drugs, Sleeping and Waking Up

Diann Rust-Tierney  04.30.2015
I have always loved the Supreme Court. As a law student, I made pilgrimages to the Court to listen to arguments. It fortified me and inspired...
Justice Alito Blasts Death Penalty Abolitionists For ‘Guerrilla War'

Justice Alito Blasts Death Penalty Abolitionists For ‘Guerrilla War'

Kim Bellware  04.29.2015
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito on Wednesday accused anti-capital punishment activists of mounting "a guerilla war on the death penalty"...
N.C. Lawmakers Pass Bill Aimed At Resuming Executions

N.C. Lawmakers Pass Bill Aimed At Resuming Executions

Reuters  04.29.2015
RALEIGH, N.C., April 29 (Reuters) - North Carolina lawmakers approved a measure on Wednesday aimed at resuming executions in the state...
Manufacturer Asks Oklahoma To Return Execution Drug

Manufacturer Asks Oklahoma To Return Execution Drug

Oklahoma Watch  04.29.2015
Oklahoma Watch is a nonprofit, nonpartisan journalism organization that produces in-depth and investigative content on a range of public-policy...
Inventor Of Lethal Injection: 'I Am Ambivalent About The Death Penalty'

Inventor Of Lethal Injection: 'I Am Ambivalent About The Death Penalty'

Katie Sola  04.29.2015
The man who invented the lethal injection method of execution told The Guardian that miscarriages of justice and botched executions have...
Conservative Justices Skeptical In Oklahoma Death Penalty Case

Conservative Justices Skeptical In Oklahoma Death Penalty Case

The New York Times  04.29.2015
Lawyers for three condemned Oklahoma prisoners who claimed that the three-drug combination that could be used to execute them risked causing...
Justices Fire Sharp Questions During Death Penalty Hearing

Justices Fire Sharp Questions During Death Penalty Hearing

Oklahoma Watch  04.29.2015
Oklahoma Watch is a nonprofit, nonpartisan journalism organization that produces in-depth and investigative content on a range of public-policy...
What You Need To Know About The Supreme Court Lethal Injection Case

What You Need To Know About The Supreme Court Lethal Injection Case

Kim Bellware  04.29.2015
Botched executions, inmate exonerations, lethal drug boycotts and admissions of prosecutorial misconduct -- in recent years opponents of...
The Tsarnaev Victims Should Have Their Say On Sentence

The Tsarnaev Victims Should Have Their Say On Sentence

Michael Meltsner  04.29.2015
The brave members of the Tsarnaev jury have been relentlessly exposed to the grim face of death and extreme injury caused by the defendant....
Supreme Court Set To Hear Oklahoma Death Penalty Challenge

Supreme Court Set To Hear Oklahoma Death Penalty Challenge

Reuters  04.29.2015
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, April 29 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court was set on Wednesday to hear arguments in a...
Texas Death Row Inmate Granted Last-Minute Stay Of Execution

Texas Death Row Inmate Granted Last-Minute Stay Of Execution

Kim Bellware  04.28.2015
A Texas man convicted of fatally stabbing a prison guard in 1999 was granted a stay just hours before his scheduled execution Tuesday night....
Execution and the Supreme Court: Right Issue, Wrong Questions

Execution and the Supreme Court: Right Issue, Wrong Questions

Martin Clancy  04.28.2015
At the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday morning, it will once again be a matter of life or death. Specifically, the Justices will be considering...