1039 ABA Journal articles on Death Penalty.
Two Texas death row inmates are contending forensic hypnosis was wrongly used to put them behind bars.
May 15, 2018 2:28 PM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider the case of a Missouri inmate who contends a rare medical condition would make being put to death by lethal injection…
Apr 30, 2018 4:39 PM CDT
An 83-year-old inmate executed Thursday for a 1989 mail bombing that killed a federal appeals judge is the oldest person put to death in the modern era of capital punishment,…
Apr 20, 2018 12:48 PM CDT
In 2015, ABA attorneys noticed a major gap in resources for lawyers who defend capital cases: clemency information. Defendants who have exhausted their direct appeals and habeas petition rights often ask governors for mercy—but there wasn’t a lot of information available about how to do that effectively.
Apr 2, 2018 7:45 AM CDT
When it comes to imposing the death penalty, the United States has long outpaced North American neighbors Canada and Mexico, according to Cassandra Stubbs, director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Capital Punishment Project.
Apr 1, 2018 1:10 AM CDT
A federal appeals court applied a legal standard that was too tough when it denied funding to a death-row inmate seeking an investigator to show ineffective assistance of counsel, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled.
Mar 21, 2018 9:35 AM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a case broadly challenging the death penalty while also challenging Arizona’s system for making death penalty determinations.
Mar 19, 2018 1:36 PM CDT
Oklahoma has always been the nation’s laboratory for capital punishment.
It was a state legislator named Bill Wiseman who in 1977 came up with the idea of lethal injection by…
Mar 16, 2018 2:50 PM CDT
An investigator who refused to testify for prosecutors in a capital appeal on religious grounds has changed her mind after learning her testimony could help the condemned man.
Mar 12, 2018 10:55 AM CDT
President Donald Trump backed the death penalty for drug dealers on Saturday at a Pennsylvania rally, while his administration is reportedly studying the issue.
Trump said the United States got the idea of capital punishment for drug dealers from Chinese President Xi Jinping, the Washington Post
Mar 12, 2018 9:10 AM CDT
For nearly two decades, Dr. Steven Hayne and Dr. Michael West were the go-to experts who Mississippi law enforcement and prosecutors relied on when there was a potential homicide. Hayne performed the bulk of the autopsies in the state, while West was a dentist who touted his skill in bite-mark analysis and his pioneering use of UV light on human skin to detect trace markings he claimed he could match to objects. But after years of investigations and countless testimonies from the men, their claims of expertise began to fall apart—and wrongful convictions began coming to light.
Mar 7, 2018 8:05 AM CST
Lawyers for a Louisiana death row inmate with a major neurocognitive order never presented that mitigation evidence to jurors and didn’t investigate the issue on post-conviction appeal, according to Justice…
Mar 5, 2018 11:36 AM CST
The ABA House of Delegates on Monday asked all death penalty jurisdictions to ban capital punishment for any offender who committed their crime at the age of 21 or younger.
Feb 5, 2018 9:56 PM CST
Thank God for the ability to binge-watch. Streaming media has put us all in a perfect posture for plowing through episode after episode of our favorite shows. This is all fine and well when it’s one of your favorite shows, or perhaps a series you share with a friend or loved one. It’s another situation completely when your significant other gets the binge-bug for one of their favorites.
Feb 5, 2018 8:00 AM CST
When it comes to imposing the death penalty, the United States has long outpaced North American neighbors Canada and Mexico, according to the director of the ACLU Capital Punishment Project.
Feb 3, 2018 2:00 PM CST
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