Lawyers for Saddam Hussein made last-ditch attempts to save his life Friday as news surfaced that the former dictator could be executed at any time. A reporter and a professor discuss the likely impacts of the execution.
By PBS NewsHour
An Iraqi appeals court upheld a death sentence for Saddam Hussein Tuesday and ordered his execution within 30 days, although the decision must be ratified by President Jalal Talabani and Iraq's two vice presidents under Iraqi law.
A California judge has ruled that the state's lethal injection is unconstitutional, while Florida suspended executions after a botched one took 34 minutes and two tries. A critic and a defender of lethal injections discuss the developments.
In two much-anticipated decisions, the Supreme Court struck down Vermont's stringent campaign finance limits while ruling that the Kansas Supreme Court had improperly ruled the state's death penalty law unconstitutional.
By PBS NewsHour
A federal jury deemed al-Qaida conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui eligible for the death penalty Monday, saying his lies to FBI agents led to at least one death in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that applying the death penalty to offenders under the age of 18 is unconstitutionally cruel, ending the practice nationwide.
A closely divided Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal to review a case that challenged the constitutionality of the death penalty for people convicted of crimes they committed when they were younger than age 18.
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