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Supreme Court May Side With Inmate Who Was Sentenced To Death Because He Is Black

Supreme Court May Side With Inmate Who Was Sentenced To Death Because He Is Black

Cristian Farias  10. 3.2016
WASHINGTON ― All Texas death-row prisoner Duane Buck wants is a piece of paper from a judge. If the Supreme Court agrees that he deserves...
GOP Congressman's Bill Would Subject Heroin Dealers To The Death Penalty

GOP Congressman's Bill Would Subject Heroin Dealers To The Death Penalty

Matt Ferner  09.28.2016
A Republican congressman introduced legislation this week that would punish some heroin dealers with the death penalty or life in prison...
California Voters Should Remember Troy Davis This November

California Voters Should Remember Troy Davis This November

Ben Jealous  09.20.2016
This has become a hallmark of the American death penalty: don't look too hard, don't ask too many questions. Once a jury has reached a...
‘M.A.S.H.’ Actor Mike Farrell Discusses Ending The Death Penalty In America (Audio)

‘M.A.S.H.’ Actor Mike Farrell Discusses Ending The Death Penalty In America (Audio)

Robert Scheer  09. 2.2016
In this week’s episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” Robert Scheer talks with former “M.A.S.H.” actor Mike Farrell...
Death-Row Inmates Have A Right To Know The Identities Of Lethal Injection Suppliers, Court Rules

Death-Row Inmates Have A Right To Know The Identities Of Lethal Injection Suppliers, Court Rules

Cristian Farias  09. 2.2016
A federal appeals court said on Friday that Missouri must disclose the identities of the drug suppliers who provide the chemical...
Life Requires More From Us Than Death: Ending The Death Penalty In Charleston, Too

Life Requires More From Us Than Death: Ending The Death Penalty In Charleston, Too

Alton B. Pollard, III, Ph.D.  09. 2.2016
The death penalty has been and remains an essential and consistent form of this American violence--often its messenger--and it is time...
When A ZIP Code Can Determine A Death Sentence

When A ZIP Code Can Determine A Death Sentence

Kim Bellware  08.29.2016
Critics of capital punishment have long cited the arbitrary nature of the death penalty as a reason it should be abolished in the U.S....
Death To The Death Penalty In California

Death To The Death Penalty In California

Marjorie Cohn  08.26.2016
  On Election Day, California voters will make a monumental moral and financial decision. Proposition 62—the Justice That...
No Time For Trump: Killing Off The Death Penalty

No Time For Trump: Killing Off The Death Penalty

Richard North Patterson  08.23.2016
In crucial areas of the law, much may depend on who takes Antonin Scalia's place. Including whether America, like Yemen or North Korea,...
Texas Halts Execution Of Non-Triggerman Over Questions Of 'Dr. Death' Testimony

Texas Halts Execution Of Non-Triggerman Over Questions Of 'Dr. Death' Testimony

Reuters  08.19.2016
By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Friday halted an execution planned for next...
Dozens Of Evangelical Leaders Petition Texas To Stop Scheduled Execution

Dozens Of Evangelical Leaders Petition Texas To Stop Scheduled Execution

Antonia Blumberg  08.17.2016
A group of nearly 50 evangelical leaders are urging the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles and Governor Greg Abbott to halt the upcoming...
State Supreme Court Strikes Down Delaware's Death Penalty Law

State Supreme Court Strikes Down Delaware's Death Penalty Law

Christopher Zoukis  08.16.2016
The 148-page Delaware decision, released August 1, came in a challenge to the state's law on deliberations in capital punishment cases....
America's Criminal Injustice System

America's Criminal Injustice System

Judith Coburn  08.16.2016
I'm just a tiny cog in America's vast Criminal Injustice System. My defendants may be guilty -- but seldom of what they are charged with....