cruel and unusual punishment
The latest case comes from California, where 743 people wait on death row.
"Mission accomplished," he snapped at Justice Kennedy.
Under the Constitution, those sentenced as minors to mandatory life imprisonment without the possibility of parole may get a new day in court.
Kansas hasn't executed anyone in 50 years. Will it start now?
State officials in New York are reforming their policy of keeping people convicted of non-violent offenses in solitary confinement. Some hail the decision; others, including corrections officers, object, saying that solitary confinement is necessary to maintain control, and they say that keeping an individual in solitary confinement is not inhumane.
The Supreme Court may punt on the issue of life imprisonment for minors.
Oklahoma's disastrous lethal-injection protocol shows he was right about the death penalty all along.