WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday unanimously reversed a lower court that had found an Alabama death row inmate ineligible for execution because his declining health had left him unable to remember the murder he had committed. The justices ...Read More »
To understand the gruesome history of the death penalty, it is essential to comprehend how badly inventor Thomas Edison wanted to zap his nemesis George Westinghouse. Their rivalry was literally electric. Westinghouse was a purveyor of alternating-current voltage — AC. ...
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Supreme Court Justice Neil M. Gorsuch cast his first consequential vote Thursday night, siding with the court’s other four conservatives in denying a stay request from Arkansas death-row inmates facing execution. Hours later, the state executed one of the men, ...Read More »