The country has a patchwork, disjointed series of execution protocols. That isn’t changing anytime soon.
The draft summary of the upcoming Justice report says the police response worsened unrest.
Current and former officers describe increased tension amid ongoing protests over deaths at the hands of police.
The Supreme Court upheld a controversial lethal injection drug protocol, but that doesn’t mean it will be used widely nationwide.
Those states had their executions until pending a Supreme Court review. The court has now ruled in favor of their lethal injection protocols.
Attorneys for the death-row inmates criticized the decision, while the state praised the outcome.
The story of Glenn Ford, who spent nearly 30 years on death row before he was exonerated, was cited in a Supreme Court dissent hours after his death.
In the Supreme Court’s decision on lethal injection, two justices said capital punishment itself may be unconstitutional.
Breaking down the majority opinion and exploring how the four conservative justices explained their dissents.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev apologized before a judge sentenced him to death for an attack that killed three and injured more than 260.