WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court's lineup of new cases is fit for an election year. Affirmative action, abortion and another look at the Obama health care law all are before the court, and they could well be joined by immigration,…
By Mark Sherman
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the use of a controversial drug that has been implicated in several botched executions. Two of the justices said for first time that death penalty itself probably is unconstitutional.
By PBS NewsHour
By Mark Sherman, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Executions and new death sentences dropped to their lowest numbers in decades in 2014, an anti-death penalty group said in a new report.
By David Dishneau, Associated Press
FORT MEADE, Md. — A military judge is refusing to step down in the case of the Guantanamo Bay detainee accused of orchestrating the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen.
By Xander Landen
Documents released by the State of Arizona on Friday reveal that Arizona inmate Joseph R. Wood III was injected with 15 times the recommended dosage of lethal medication before he died.
Attorney General Eric Holder sits down with Gwen Ifill to discuss the House vote to allow the speaker to sue President Obama, the backlog of immigration cases and the political fight over border crisis, death penalty reforms, voting rights and…
By Ariel Min
The execution of an Arizona man on death row lasted for nearly two hours on Wednesday, before he took his final breath.
If you could face the man who tried to kill you, what would you do? A new book, “The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas,” tells the story of Raisuddin Bhuiyan, a U.S. immigrant from Bangladesh, who was shot…
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