Death Penalty

Jonathan Perlman says his faith -- and concern for his traumatized congregants -- compel him to speak up against capital punishment for the synagogue massacre.
The Department of Justice announced it would resume capital punishment for the first time in nearly two decades.
Barr also instructed the Bureau of Prisons to schedule five executions.
District Attorney Larry Krasner asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to declare the state's death penalty system unconstitutional.
Former UIUC student Brendt Christensen was convicted Monday in the 2017 abduction, rape and stabbing of Yingying Zhang, a visiting scholar from China.
A Mississippi prosecutor was accused of racial bias in jury selection in his sixth effort to convict Flowers for a 1996 quadruple killing.
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.
The state hasn't executed anyone since 1939 and currently has only one person on death row.
An opinion from DOJ's Office of Legal Counsel said the FDA lacked jurisdiction over drugs meant to “effectuate capital punishment.”
Liberal and conservative justices are split over recent attempts by two inmates in Alabama and Texas seeking stays on their executions.
The host blasted so-called humane options for the death penalty on "Last Week Tonight."
The avowed white supremacist was among three men convicted of dragging James Byrd Jr., a black man, to his death in a horrific hate crime.
The state House and Senate have enough votes to override an expected veto by GOP Gov. Chris Sununu.
Four California counties said they will seek the death penalty if Joseph James DeAngelo is convicted, despite the state's halt on executions.
House Bill 896 aims to criminalize all abortions and defines the procedure as homicide, which is punishable by death in Texas.
"Capital punishment as seen in America has always been a discriminatory practice," the 2020 presidential hopeful said.
A survey found record-high support in California for life imprisonment rather than the death penalty for first-degree murder.
"If I could have that vote again, I would not vote for it,” the Democratic presidential hopeful said in South Carolina.
GOP lawmakers in at least eight states have joined fights against capital punishment.
The former Texas congressman who's running for president says he now opposes capital punishment.