The Supreme Court said Monday that Missouri can execute an inmate who argued his medical condition will result in severe pain if he is given death-causing drugs.
By Gretchen Frazee
Capital punishment has been abolished entirely in 20 states, and four now have moratoriums on the practice.
Gov. Gavin Newsom called the death penalty "a failure" that has discriminated against people who are mentally ill, poor or minorities.
By Joshua Barajas, Erica R. Hendry
Washington state just eliminated the death penalty, Hungary bans sleeping in public areas and other stories we're reading now.
By Steve Goldbloom, Zach Land-Miller
Despite feeling unqualified to provide legal advice, Bryan Stevenson discovered that just “showing up" for others can make a huge difference in their lives.
By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press
The new teaching, contained in Catechism No. 2267, says the previous policy is outdated, that there are other ways to protect the common good, and that the church should instead commit itself to working to end capital punishment.
By Ken Ritter, Michelle L. Price, Associated Press
New Jersey-based Alvogen had urged the judge to block the use of its sedative midazolam, saying the state illegally secured the product through "subterfuge" and intended it for unapproved purposes. The pharmaceutical company also raised fears that the drug could…
By Ryan Connelly Holmes
The proposal has reignited debate over the death penalty in a state that abolished it seven years ago, and at a time when President Donald Trump has repeatedly echoed his support for the death penalty, particularly for those who kill…
By Joshua Barajas and Associated Press
The president was warmly received by the crowd of local law enforcement officers who cheered his calls for a crackdown on gangs and an end to chain migration.
By Associated Press
The court noted that federal courts' review of Madison's case is constrained because of a 1996 law that was intended to limit federal judges' second-guessing of state court decisions. State courts upheld Madison's death sentence, and the Supreme Court, applying…
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