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Ibrahim Halawa's Story

Ibrahim Halawa's Story

Ghazal Omid   06.22.2016
It was the summer of 2013; a summer for one 17-year-old boy named Ibrahim Halawa that could easily be called the summer of hell. Ibrahim...

Priced Out Of Dying In California

Ravi Parikh  06.17.2016
On June 9th, 2016, California became the latest state to allow physician-assisted suicide. For all of the recent debate over legalizing...
Supreme Court Says Judge Should Never Have Ruled In Death Row Case He Once Prosecuted

Supreme Court Says Judge Should Never Have Ruled In Death Row Case He Once Prosecuted

Cristian Farias  06. 9.2016
The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that Pennsylvania's former top judge violated the Constitution when he failed to sit out the case...

Boyce F. Martin Jr.: A virtuous federal judge

Keith Runyon  06. 9.2016
With the death last week of Boyce F. Martin Jr., the longtime judge, Louisville and our nation has lost one of its leading citizens, one...

On Death Row for a Murder that Wasn't?

Jessica S. Henry  06. 9.2016
Dale Cox was the Lousiana prosecutor against Crawford, a case which rested almost exclusively on the testimony of a state forensic pathologist...

Gays the new Jews': African media homophobia vs Twitter empathy

The Conversation Africa  06. 8.2016
The power to change opinion lies within the democratic Twitterverse. While it simultaneously contains homophobic statements and other instances...
We Can't Just Be Against the Death Penalty When It's Easy

We Can't Just Be Against the Death Penalty When It's Easy

Rebecca Griffin  06. 6.2016
341 prisoners have been exonerated through DNA evidence in the last 25 years. And these are the ones who are lucky enough to have an organization...
Supreme Court Makes Slip-Up In Death Penalty Case

Supreme Court Makes Slip-Up In Death Penalty Case

Cristian Farias  06. 6.2016
Evincing that things may be in a bit of disarray since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, the Supreme Court on Monday made a misstep...
Supreme Court To Reconsider Death Sentence For Black Man After Expert Gave Racist Testimony

Supreme Court To Reconsider Death Sentence For Black Man After Expert Gave Racist Testimony

Cristian Farias  06. 6.2016
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear an appeal from a Texas prisoner who may have been sentenced to death in part because he...
Father Of Murdered Girl Lunges For Her Killer At Sentencing

Father Of Murdered Girl Lunges For Her Killer At Sentencing

Kim Bellware  06. 3.2016
A father standing just feet from his daughter's killer on Thursday suddenly stopped in the middle of his impact statement and dove over...
Hillary Clinton Won't Say Whether She Backs Death Penalty For Dylann Roof

Hillary Clinton Won't Say Whether She Backs Death Penalty For Dylann Roof

Sam Stein  05.31.2016
For nearly a week now, Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign has refused to answer a simple yes or no question: whether she favors the...
Only Two Justices Want To Tackle Whether The Death Penalty Should End

Only Two Justices Want To Tackle Whether The Death Penalty Should End

Cristian Farias  05.31.2016
The Supreme Court on Tuesday turned away an appeal from a Louisiana death row inmate that posed a question that has long vexed the...
Connecticut Upholds Abolishing Death Penalty For Existing Death Row Inmates

Connecticut Upholds Abolishing Death Penalty For Existing Death Row Inmates

Kim Bellware  05.26.2016
The Connecticut Supreme Court has upheld its ruling that extends the state's 2012 death penalty repeal to the 11 inmates already on...
Feds Seek Death Penalty For Dylann Roof

Feds Seek Death Penalty For Dylann Roof

Reuters  05.24.2016
May 24 (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a white man accused of killing nine black parishioners at a historic...