A new book by Maurice Chammah, "Let the Lord Sort Them: The Rise and Fall of the Death Penalty,” examines America's uneasy history of capital punishment.
Reporters George Hale and Adam Pinsker together witnessed 12 federal executions over six months before falling ill with the coronavirus.
Instead of acting as a safeguard, SCOTUS rubber-stamped the administration’s killings, sidestepping issues fundamental to the legality of the death penalty.
With conservatives in the majority, the court said “executions may proceed as planned.” The four liberal justices dissented.
The state plans to reschedule the lethal injection for 69-year-old Alva Campbell.
For the first time in two decades, a state will execute eight inmates in one month.
In the last twenty years, capital punishment has fallen out of favor in the United States.