Death Penalty

1026 ABA Journal articles on Death Penalty.

Ban death penalty for those 21 or younger, ABA House says

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.

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and the ethics of prisoner organ donations
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US is an outlier on death penalty attitudes in North America, ACLU attorney says
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.
Supreme Court stays execution of Alabama man in judicial override case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday granted a stay of execution to an Alabama inmate who contended a judge’s override of jurors’ life-in-prison recommendation is unconstitutional.

The stay of…

Georgia capital defendant has right to appeal based on racist statements from juror, SCOTUS says
Keith Tharpe, a black Georgia death row inmate who was found guilty of killing his sister-in-law and kidnapping his estranged wife in 1990, may be entitled to a certificate of appealability due to racist statements made by a white juror during deliberations, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday.
What to know about the death penalty in 2018

Only a little more than a year ago, many opponents of the death penalty were cautiously optimistic that the U.S. Supreme Court — perhaps with a Clinton appointee or two…

Louisiana high court justice recuses from death penalty case after radio remarks

Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Scott Crichton recused himself in a death penalty case after the condemned inmate’s lawyers argued the judge’s remarks in a radio interview suggest bias in capital…

Judge delays execution because of concerns about drug in new cocktail

At least two states are planning to try new combinations of execution drugs that include the opioid painkiller fentanyl.

One of those states is Nevada, which wants to use a…

Arkansas Supreme Court stays execution of inmate while new mental health review is sought

The Arkansas Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed the execution of the state’s oldest death-row inmate who also has a history of mental illness.

The court granted a stay to Jack…

Supreme Court allows execution of inmate who can’t remember his crime

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday cleared an impediment to the execution of an Alabama inmate who can’t remember the crime he committed after suffering several strokes.

In a summary…

Gitmo lawyers’ resignation over classified issue is part of defense ‘revolt’ in USS Cole case

Three civilian lawyers have quit their defense of the man accused of orchestrating the al-Qaida attack on the USS Cole, part of a “defense revolt” in the case, according to…

ABA letter expresses concern about execution of death-row inmate with mental-illness history
The ABA is expressing concern about the scheduled execution of an Arkansas death-row inmate with a history of severe mental illness.
Can a lawyer concede guilt over a client’s objection? Supreme Court to consider constitutional issue

Updated: The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider the case of a Louisiana death row inmate who was unable to stop his lawyer from conceding guilt in the inmate’s…

Supreme Court stays execution to consider granting cert on juror bias claim

The U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily blocked the execution of a Georgia inmate as the justices decide whether to grant certiorari on his claim that one of the jurors…

Texas DMV cancels DA’s ‘Hang Em’ license plates

A district attorney in Texas will lose his “Hang Em” specialty license plates after the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles concluded they could be objectionable to the public.

Fannin County…

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