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Dear Mr. and Mrs.  Holmes

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Holmes

Janine Francolini  07.17.2015
As we hold everyone involved in the horrific tragedy in Aurora in our thoughts, I wanted to take a moment to share a snapshot of the moments...

To the Parents of James Holmes

Liza Long  07.17.2015
In the wake of the Newtown tragedy, I was also able to connect with a passionate community of mental health advocates. Eight of these mothers,...
Missouri Executes Man Convicted Of Strangling 19-Year-Old

Missouri Executes Man Convicted Of Strangling 19-Year-Old

Associated Press  07.14.2015
BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri inmate who sexually attacked a 19-year-old woman before tying her to a cemetery tree and killing...
Yet Another Hint That A Death Penalty Trial For Dylann Roof Is Likely

Yet Another Hint That A Death Penalty Trial For Dylann Roof Is Likely

Kim Bellware  07. 8.2015
A recent court filing is the latest hint that suspected Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof will have a capital trial. "Potential death...

Memo to Media: Ask Trump if He's a 'Serial Racist'

Jeff Cohen  07. 3.2015
It's easy to laugh off Donald Trump's fact-free comments about Mexican immigrants being rapists. But there is a serious issue here, and...
Psychologist: James Holmes Not Faking Mental Illness

Psychologist: James Holmes Not Faking Mental Illness

Reuters  07. 2.2015
By Keith Coffman CENTENNIAL, Colo., July 2 (Reuters) - A neuropsychologist who ran tests on Colorado movie massacre gunman...
Last Words for the Death Penalty

Last Words for the Death Penalty

Brandon L. Garrett  06.30.2015
Whatever Glossip's formal holding, the body language of the Justices suggests that the death penalty is in a precarious position.
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

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...