stay of execution
The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an eleventh-hour plea by Oklahoma inmate Richard Glossip to stay his execution, minutes
When faced with cruel and unusual crimes, our natural reaction is to demand cruel and unusual punishment. The problem is that even if this sentiment were morally correct, it is legally incorrect.
The Supreme Court got it right in 1972. The death penalty does violate the Constitution, because it is cruel and unusual punishment. And here's why.
"How could this happen in America?" was the question repeated on talk radio and around the water coolers. Now it's time for a postmortem, and the troubling answer is: it happens all the time.
In 2007, the five-member board pledged that "it will not allow an execution to proceed in this state unless and until its
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