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Death Penalty

  1. death penalty
    The Capricious Execution of Daniel Lewis LeeThe federal government has put its first prisoner to death in 17 years. It’s still unclear why.
  2. death penalty
    U.S. Government Executes First Federal Inmate Since 2003An early morning Supreme Court ruling, split 5-4 down ideological lines, allowed the government to proceed with Daniel Lewis Lee’s execution.
  3. death penalty
    Colorado Abolishes the Death Penalty, Becoming the 22nd State to Do SoGovernor Jared Polis obeyed COVID-19 era social distancing mandates and announced his historic signing via press release.
  4. el paso shooting
    Don’t Give the El Paso Killer the Death PenaltyFederal hate-crime charges were announced against Patrick Crusius last week.
  5. capital punishment
    It Looks Like Colorado Is Abolishing the Death PenaltyThe repeal movement’s main legislative hurdle was overcome on Friday.
  6. death penalty
    Americans Are Souring on Capital Punishment. Will It Last?For the first time on record, Americans cite life imprisonment as their preferred punishment for people convicted of murder.
  7. the law
    Kim Kardashian Was With Inmate Rodney Reed When He Received a Stay of ExecutionShe’s among the many advocates for death row inmate Reed, who maintains his innocence in a 1996 rape and murder case.
  8. criminal justice
    Trump and Barr Don’t Care About Victims. They Care About Their Right to Kill.Executions of federal prisoners are set to resume in December. Victims’ families have lined up to oppose them.
  9. mass shootings
    The Trump Administration Thinks the Death Penalty Can Stop Mass ShootingsThe death penalty doesn’t deter violence. But it’s Trump’s preferred solution.
  10. mass shootings
    Robert Bowers Killed 11 Jewish People. The Death Penalty Is Not the Answer.The death penalty means little where casual state violence runs rampant.
  11. justice
    The Death Penalty Is a Farce. William Barr’s Plan Might Make It Torturous.Capital punishment in America is racist and punishes innocent people at unconscionable rates. William Barr’s plan to use pentobarbital makes it worse.
  12. death penalty
    Trump’s DOJ Brings Back Capital Punishment 16 Years After Last Federal ExecutionAfter three executions in the last 30 years, the Trump administration plans to execute five people in the next six months.
  13. vision 2020
    Biden Seeks to Cleanse His Record With Criminal-Justice-Reform ProposalJust as Biden once sought “cover” with tough-on-crime policies, he’s now reversing course to protect his status with African-American voters.
  14. movie review
    Trial by Fire Is Painstakingly Well Made and Murderously Hard to Sit ThroughLaura Dern stars as Elizabeth Gilbert, one of the few people who questioned Cameron Todd Willingham’s death sentence in Texas.
  15. supreme court
    Muslim Man Executed After Supreme Court Denies Plea to Have Imam PresentOn Thursday, the Supreme Court denied Domineque Ray’s request to have an imam present during lethal injection. He was put to death shortly thereafter.
  16. death penalty
    Texas’s Death-Penalty System Is a Travesty. Joseph Garcia Is Proof.The death penalty in America is marked by its racism and ineptitude. In Texas on Tuesday, a man will be killed in one of its more absurd applications.
  17. death penalty
    Tennessee Man Is First U.S. Inmate Killed By Electric Chair in Five YearsEdmund Zagorski chose to die in the electric chair to avoid the pain of lethal injection.
  18. death penalty
    Washington Supreme Court Declares State Too Racist to Kill People“The death penalty, as administered in our state, fails to serve any legitimate penological goal.”
  19. California Democrats Endorse de León Over FeinsteinFeinstein remains the favorite, but the party endorsement keeps de León alive, with the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings taking on a new dimension.
  20. Trump Opioids Plan to Include Good Ideas — Also, Executing Drug DealersThe president’s long-awaited plan (reportedly) includes evidence-based reforms — and the death penalty for drug dealers.
  21. opioid epidemic
    Trump Administration Looking into Death Penalty for Drug DealersThey even got a PowerPoint from Singapore.
  22. Trump’s Latest Idea for Solving the Opioid Crisis Is Executing Drug DealersAfter advocating for the idea in private, Trump is going public with the maniacal plan.
  23. Florida Executes Murderer With Drug Never Before Used in Lethal InjectionsConvicted killer Mark James Asay lost his last appeal, and was executed on Thursday night.
  24. Gorsuch’s Arrival at SCOTUS Lethal for Arkansas Death-Row InmatesThe new Justice was the deciding vote that allowed Arkansas’s breakneck schedule of lethal injections to proceed.
  25. Federal Judge Blocks Arkansas’s Execution SpreeThe state will appeal the ruling, but may not be able to get its controversial execution schedule back on track.
  26. Drug Companies Join Effort to Stop Arkansas Execution SpreeThe companies say the state broke rules to obtain the drugs, which are not supposed to be used in executions.
  27. Arkansas to Execute 7 Men in 11 Days As Lethal Drug Nears ExpirationThe inmates have sued, calling the rapid pace of executions reckless and unconstitutional.
  28. Charleston Gunman Dylann Roof Is Sentenced to DeathThe jury reached a verdict in about three hours.
  29. mental illness
    Pakistan Is Going to Execute a Schizophrenic ManIt would be nice to say that the American justice system would never do something like this. It would also be false.
  30. After Prior Failure, GOP Tries Attacking Tim Kaine on Death Penalty AgainIt backfired when his gubernatorial opponent trotted it out a decade ago.
  31. Death Sentences Are Slowly Vanishing From the U.S. Only six states executed prisoners in 2015.
  32. death penalty
    Oklahoma Reportedly Used Wrong Drug in ExecutionIt took Charles Warner 18 minutes to die. 
  33. capital punishment
    Oklahoma Attorney General Asks to Stay All Executions After Glossip Drug Mix-upHe wants to investigate why two lethal-injection drugs were swapped.
  34. capital punishment
    Richard Glossip Granted Stay of Execution, But Not Because He May Be InnocentThere are questions about the legality of Oklahoma’s lethal-injection drugs.
  35. capital punishment
    Is Oklahoma About to Execute an Innocent Man?Richard Glossip didn’t kill his boss, and the case against him relies on the testimony of the man who did.
  36. death penalty
    Connecticut Supreme Court Says 11 Inmates on Death Row Can’t Be ExecutedThe state banned the death penalty in 2012. 
  37. the law
    SCOTUS: Death-Row Inmates Must Pick Their PoisonIn an explosive 5-to-4 ruling, the Supreme Court upholds Oklahoma’s lethal-injection protocol. And Breyer invites a constitutional challenge to the death penalty.
  38. supreme court
    Supreme Court Upholds Use of Execution DrugThe decision was 5–4.
  39. crime and punishment
    Will Republicans Follow Nebraska and Give Up the Death Penalty?Nebraska just became the first red state in 40 years to ban capital punishment, a sign that conservative rationale against the practice may be taking hold.
  40. death penalty
    Nebraska Lawmakers Vote to End Death PenaltyIt’s the first conservative state to do so since 1973. 
  41. death penalty
    My Views on Tsarnaev and the Death Penalty Are Irrational, But So Are YoursThe difficulties of arguing from the gut.
  42. boston bombing trial
    Testimony Hints Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Feels RemorseAn anti-death-penalty advocate and nun testified that Tsarnaev told her the Boston Marathon bombing victims did not deserve “to suffer like they did.”
  43. Expert Witness Isn’t Expert at Internet ResearchThe Supreme Court gets ready to debate lethal injection. 
  44. religion
    Will a Catholic City Put Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to Death?The sentencing phase of the trial highlights the changing relationship between American Catholics and the death penalty.
  45. boston bombing
    Richard Family Opposes Death Penalty for Bomber“We know that the government has its reasons for seeking the death penalty, but the continued pursuit of that punishment could bring years of appeals and prolong reliving the most painful day of our lives.”
  46. Firing Squads Now Legal in UtahOther state legislatures are now eager to debate the issue, too.
  47. Utah Representative Scared of Grandma’s Opinions on the Death Penalty“She scared me. I’m glad she’s not my grandmother.” 
  48. cruel and unusual punishment
    Supreme Court Delays 3 Executions in OklahomaAs the court weighs the use of the controversial drug midazolam.
  49. death penalty
    Executed Oklahoma Man Said Drugs Felt Like His Body Was ‘On Fire’In the state’s first execution after a horrendously botched one in April.
  50. death penalty
    Oklahoma Resumes Lethal Injections After LockettCharles F. Warner is supposed to be executed Thursday night.
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