Helen Prejean, the nun whose internationally recognized book, “Dead Man Walking,” inspired an Oscar-winning movie about the inhumanity of death sentences, preached her message to 900 youngsters and others at McQuaid Jesuit High School Monday morning. In a talk that telescoped ...Read More »
WASHINGTON – The Trump administration announced plans Thursday to resume executing federal prisoners awaiting the death penalty – ending a 16-year moratorium on the practice and setting the stage for fresh legal challenges. Attorney General William Barr ordered the Bureau ...
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The Washington state Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously struck down the death penalty there as unconstitutional and “racially biased,” a ruling that makes it the latest in a string of states to abandon capital punishment in recent years. Washington state ...Read More »
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 »