Nation Topics - Death Penalty
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Hank Skinner was scheduled to die on November 9, but his execution was halted by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. Will the state finally agree to test the evidence in his case?
Roars of applause for executions at the GOP debate, official approval of torture, barbaric prison conditions, obstruction of aid to storm victims and children in need—is our nation descending into barbarism?
In my own experience as a journalist covering this issue, the vast majority of politicians who defend capital punishment do so out of rank opportunism.
There will not be justice for Troy Davis. But his case has reawakened Americans to a relic of injustice that must be abolished once and for all.
Texas death row prisoner Larry Swearingen has faced execution three times for a crime medical experts say he could not possibly have committed.
Troy Davis is one of thousands who face execution for crimes they may not have committed.
Because of a lethal injection drug shortage, some death penalty states have started tinkering with the drug cocktail used in the procedure. But in their rush to kill inmates, are officials breaking the law?
Americans are rejecting capital punishment in greater numbers than ever before.
American support for the death penalty is flagging. So why did some candidates make it an election issue?
Witnesses whose false testimony sent Troy Davis to death row are now trying to do the right thing. Will Georgia?
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