Gorsuch Just Handed Down The Most Bloodthirsty And Cruel Death Penalty Opinion Of The Modern Era

By Ian Millhiser, Thinkprogress.org -

The Supreme Court’s opinion in Bucklew v. Precythe, which it handed down Monday on a party-line vote, is at once the most significant Eighth Amendment decision of the last several decades and the [...]

Another Christmas On Death Row (Updated)

By Robert Scheer and Kevin Cooper, Truthdig -

For the past 33 Christmas holidays, Cooper has inhabited an 11-by-4 ½-foot cell in California’s San Quentin State Prison, the last eight waiting for Brown to grant him a new hearing and advanced [...]

Washington Supreme Court Declares State’s Death Penalty Unconstitutional

By Staff, Deathpenaltyinfo.org -

Finding that the death penalty "is imposed in an arbitrary and racially biased manner," a unanimous Washington Supreme Court has struck down the state's capital-punishment statute as violating [...]

UN Resolution Condemns Use Of Death Penalty To Target LGBTQ People

By Zack Ford, www.thinkprogress.org -

By Zack Ford for Think Progress - The United Nations approved a resolution Friday condemning the use of the death penalty in a discriminatory fashion, including its use to punish “apostasy, [...]

Judge Who Blocked Use Of Execution Drug Protests Death Penalty

By Kim Bellware, www.huffingtonpost.com -

By Kim Bellware for The Huffington Post - He criticized the University of Arkansas’ lack of racial diversity in 2002 and attacked President George W. Bush for the government’s response to [...]

Challenging The Death Penalty In The South

By Rebekah Barber, www.facingsouth.org -

By Rebekah Barber for Facing South - "I understand this is a controversial issue but what isn't controversial is the evidence that led to my decision," Florida state prosecutor Aramis Ayala said [...]

End The Death Penalty Or Speed It Up

By Liliana Segura, www.theintercept.com -

By Liliana Segura for The Intercept - ON THE DAY a California jury sentenced 25-year-old Irving Ramirez to die, Dionne Wilson went out to a bar to celebrate. “We had a major party,” she told me. [...]

Death Penalty for Heroin Dealers?

By Maya Schenwar, www.truth-out.org -

By Maya Schenwar for Truth Out - April, former Attorney General Eric Holder told Frontline that the drug war "is over." Over the last part of his final term, President Obama has echoed that [...]

Death Penalty Is Largely Driven By A Small Number Of Overzealous Prosecutors

By Jordan Smith, www.theintercept.com -

By Jordan Smith for The Intercept - “COWBOY” BOB MACY was a legendary — and infamous — prosecutor in Oklahoma City. Elected the top law enforcer in his county five times, Macy, who died in 2011, [...]

Supreme Court Makes Slip-Up In Death Penalty Case

By Cristian Farias, www.huffingtonpost.com -

By Cristian Farias for The Huffington Post - Evincing that things may be in a bit of disarray since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, the Supreme Court on Monday made a misstep when agreeing [...]

Time To Kill The Death Penalty

By Bernie Horn, www.ourfuture.org -

By Bernie Horn for Campaign for America's Future - The death penalty is a tragic little corner of America’s “culture wars,” where mostly Southerners insist that their moral beliefs require them [...]

Act Out! [19] – 5 Reasons To End Death Penalty; Yes We Need Feminism

By Eleanor Goldfield, www.occupy.com -

By Eleanor Goldfield in Occupy - Hey guys, lose the catcalls, it’s O.K. to just say hi. Activists celebrate the good, the bad and the ugly for America’s 239th. We will take a good look at how [...]

Nebraska Becomes First State To Abolish Death Penalty Since 1973

By Kim Bellware, www.huffingtonpost.com -

The days of the death penalty in Nebraska are ending. Lawmakers repealed the death penalty on Wednesday with a 30-19 vote that overrodethe veto Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts signed on Tuesday. [...]

Advocates Ask Gov Nixon To Acknowledge Racism In Executions

By Staci Pratt, www.madpmo.org -

St. Louis--The State of Missouri is scheduled to execute Andre Cole on April 14 and Kimber Edwards on May 12 despite evidence that all black potential jurors were removed from each those capital [...]

Ohio Inmates Challenge Lethal Injection Drug Law

By Staff, www.ap.org -

Four death row inmates are suing Ohio officials over a new state law that shields the names of companies that provide lethal injection drugs. Attorneys for the inmates claim in a lawsuit filed [...]

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