Death Penalty

Politics
The Justice Department is now taking its fight to reinstate the federal death penalty up to the Supreme Court.
Politics
The decision by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals means the death row inmate no longer has an execution date.
Black Voices
The demonstration is part of a last-ditch effort to have Rodney Reed's case reevaluated in light of new evidence before his execution, scheduled for Nov. 20.
Politics
"Impeachment is like the death penalty for a public official," the former ambassador to the United Nations said in a CBS News interview.
U.S. News
El Paso prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for the man they say killed 22 people in the August 3 shooting.
U.S. News
California Gov. Gavin Newsom halted executions in March for as long as he remains governor, but the death penalty remains on the books.
Politics
The Texas judge presiding over Randy Halprin's case was a “racist and anti-Semitic bigot," the inmate's lawyers contend.
Politics
President Donald Trump wants the death penalty process streamlined for mass shooters, and the Justice Department announced that it has drafted legislation.
Videos
After Anthony Ray Hinton spent 30 years awaiting his death sentence, his case went to the Supreme Court and he was set free. Now, he’s working to abolish the death penalty entirely.
Religion
Jonathan Perlman says his faith -- and concern for his traumatized congregants -- compel him to speak up against capital punishment for the synagogue massacre.
Politics
The Department of Justice announced it would resume capital punishment for the first time in nearly two decades.
Politics
Barr also instructed the Bureau of Prisons to schedule five executions.
U.S. News
District Attorney Larry Krasner asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to declare the state's death penalty system unconstitutional.
Crime
Former UIUC student Brendt Christensen was convicted Monday in the 2017 abduction, rape and stabbing of Yingying Zhang, a visiting scholar from China.
U.S. News
A Mississippi prosecutor was accused of racial bias in jury selection in his sixth effort to convict Flowers for a 1996 quadruple killing.
Crime
Lawyers for Marion Wilson, who was sentenced to death for a killing in 1996, say that a man who has already been executed is responsible for the murder.
Politics
The state hasn't executed anyone since 1939 and currently has only one person on death row.
Politics
An opinion from DOJ's Office of Legal Counsel said the FDA lacked jurisdiction over drugs meant to “effectuate capital punishment.”
Politics
Liberal and conservative justices are split over recent attempts by two inmates in Alabama and Texas seeking stays on their executions.
Comedy
The host blasted so-called humane options for the death penalty on "Last Week Tonight."