By Mark Sherman, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will hear appeals from two African-American death-row inmates in Texas, including one who argued his sentence was based on his race.
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Friday, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer -- the last remaining federally approved supplier of lethal injection drugs -- announced it will no longer allow its products to be used for executions. Also, Russian President Vladimir Putin stepped up…
By Dominique Bonessi
A new report by Amnesty International reveals that there were at least 1,634 executions worldwide last year, the most since 1989.
In our news wrap Thursday, a dozen major tech companies, including Facebook, Google and Microsoft, filed briefs supporting Apple’s refusal to unlock the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone despite federal court order. Also, Florida lawmakers approved a bill that could reinstate…
By Sam Hananel, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Florida's unique system for sentencing people to death is unconstitutional because it gives too much power to judges — and not enough to juries — to decide capital sentences.
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,…
The Supreme Court ended a dramatic session with high-profile rulings on three issues: how the EPA regulates air pollution, how to map voting lines and the death penalty by lethal injection. Judy Woodruff learns more from Marcia Coyle of The…
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.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been sentenced to death for the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings that killed three. The federal jury chose to sentence the 21-year-old to death by lethal injection over life in prison without possibility of release. Judy Woodruff talks…
Attorneys for both sides in the Boston Bombing trial have presented their closing arguments, and the case has gone to the jury for a verdict. Gwen Ifill talks to Adam Reilly of WGBH, who has been reporting on the trial…
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