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California’s death row dilemma

Of the 2,943 inmates awaiting the death penalty in the United States,…

 

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Standing against the death penalty

‘Out of the depths, I call to you, Oh God. Hear my…

 

SF federal appeals court leaves state death penalty in place

California's death penalty was left in place by a federal appeals court…

 

Solicitor Scarlett Wilson, left, announces her intention to seek the death penalty against Dylann Roof in the killing of nine people at the Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)

Prosecutor: Church shooting suspect to face death penalty

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The white man accused of killing nine black churchgoers…

Solicitor Scarlett Wilson, left, announces her intention to seek the death penalty against Dylann Roof in the killing of nine people at the Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)
In this June 4, 2013 file photo, Aurora theater mass shooter James Holmes, who was convicted on July 16, 2015, appears in court, in Centennial, Colo.  (Andy Cross/The Denver Post, Pool, AP 2013)

Theater shooter may not be executed even if sentenced to die

DENVER — The time has come for jurors to hear whether James…

In this June 4, 2013 file photo, Aurora theater mass shooter James Holmes, who was convicted on July 16, 2015, appears in court, in Centennial, Colo.  (Andy Cross/The Denver Post, Pool, AP 2013)
The Supreme Court voted 5-4 in a case from Oklahoma saying that the sedative midazolam can be used in executions without violating the Eighth Amendment prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment. (Sue Ogrocki/AP)

Supreme Court upholds use of controversial execution drug

WASHINGTON — Trading sharp words, a deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the…

The Supreme Court voted 5-4 in a case from Oklahoma saying that the sedative midazolam can be used in executions without violating the Eighth Amendment prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment. (Sue Ogrocki/AP)
Danielle Fulfs, 24, of Seattle, with the Washington Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, hands out materials about the death penalty outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday June 29, 2015.  (Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo)

Supreme Court upholds use of controversial execution drug

WASHINGTON — Trading sharp words, a deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the…

Danielle Fulfs, 24, of Seattle, with the Washington Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, hands out materials about the death penalty outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday June 29, 2015.  (Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo)
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ap file photoA judge has made a tentative ruling regarding the state's method of execution.

Tentative ruling: California must adopt execution process

California must adopt a new process for executing condemned inmates after nearly…

ap file photoA judge has made a tentative ruling regarding the state's method of execution.
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Arizona execution: Lawyer said inmate not in pain

State officials assured a judge during the nearly two-hour execution of an…

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AP Photo/Eric RisbergIn this photo taken Tuesday

US judge rules against California death penalty

A federal judge in Los Angeles has ruled California's death penalty unconstitutional.…

AP Photo/Eric RisbergIn this photo taken Tuesday
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Missouri executes white supremacist serial killer

Joseph Paul Franklin, a white supremacist who targeted blacks and Jews in…

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Jury recommends death for Joseph Naso

A jury on Tuesday recommended a death sentence for Joseph Naso, a…

Many great reasons to kill death penalty

I am writing to encourage voters to vote for Proposition 34, which…