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Is the Death Penalty Unconstitutional?

Is the Death Penalty Unconstitutional?

Jessica S. Henry  06.30.2015
Monday, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, joined by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, suggested that the death penalty is...
From Italy: The Death Penalty as Seen Within the Context of July 4th

From Italy: The Death Penalty as Seen Within the Context of July 4th

Carol Smaldino  06.30.2015
Capital punishment, says the European Union, is both immoral and ineffective. They are right; it's been proven. So the question: can we...

U.S. Supreme Court Reaffirms Stance on Death Penalty

Adam Banner  06.30.2015
Let's be honest. Whether or not the death penalty, as a whole, is constitutional was never at issue in this case. The question regarding...
The Case Against Killing Dylann Roof

The Case Against Killing Dylann Roof

Mark Osler  06.29.2015
If we use the punishment of Roof to bolster the institution of capital punishment, we can't pretend that it will be limited to mass murderers...
Justices Breyer, Ginsburg Say It Is 'Highly Likely' The Death Penalty Is Unconstitutional

Justices Breyer, Ginsburg Say It Is 'Highly Likely' The Death Penalty Is Unconstitutional

Ryan J. Reilly  06.29.2015
WASHINGTON -- Two liberals on the Supreme Court on Monday suggested that the death penalty itself may be unconstitutional, saying that...
Supreme Court Upholds Oklahoma's Use Of Lethal Injection Drug

Supreme Court Upholds Oklahoma's Use Of Lethal Injection Drug

Kim Bellware  06.29.2015
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in a 5-4 vote that Oklahoma may continue to use a controversial lethal injection drug during executions. The...

No Capital in Capital Punishment

Allen Schmertzler  06.25.2015
Let's put an end to violence and killing, including sponsorship of terror, whether it comes in the form of an official state seal that...
Charleston Mayor Joe Riley: I'm No Proponent Of The Death Penalty But 'No Doubt It Will Be Sought'

Charleston Mayor Joe Riley: I'm No Proponent Of The Death Penalty But 'No Doubt It Will Be Sought'

Paige Lavender  06.19.2015
Joe Riley, the mayor of Charleston, South Carolina, said the case of the shooter who killed nine people during a prayer service at a historically...
Pakistan Pauses Wave Of Executions For Ramadan

Pakistan Pauses Wave Of Executions For Ramadan

AP  06.19.2015
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif temporarily suspended the use of the death penalty during the holy Muslim fasting...
Texas Executes 9th Prisoner This Year

Texas Executes 9th Prisoner This Year

Kim Bellware  06.18.2015
A man convicted of killing an auto mechanic while high on a crack binge and then driving off in the victim's car was put to death by lethal...
Supreme Court Rules For Death Row Inmate Over Intellectual Disability Claim

Supreme Court Rules For Death Row Inmate Over Intellectual Disability Claim

Reuters  06.18.2015
WASHINGTON, June 18 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that a federal judge was correct to hold a hearing on whether...
Saudi Arabia Just Executed Its 100th Prisoner This Year

Saudi Arabia Just Executed Its 100th Prisoner This Year

Nick Robins-Early  06.16.2015
Saudi Arabia executed two prisoners on Monday, the kingdom's 99th and 100th execution of 2015. The state has killed more prisoners in the...

Keeping the Death Penalty Alive: It's a Texas Thing

Jessica S. Henry  06.11.2015
People like to say that the death penalty is for the "worst of the worst" offenders. But they are wrong. The death penalty depends on...
Pakistan Executes Christian Man Who Was Convicted At 15 And Allegedly Tortured

Pakistan Executes Christian Man Who Was Convicted At 15 And Allegedly Tortured

Reuters  06.10.2015
LAHORE, Pakistan, June 10 (Reuters) - Pakistan on Wednesday executed a man who was 15 when he was sentenced to death for murder and whose...