A federal appeals court has reversed a North Carolina death sentence based on a trial juror’s improper consultation with her pastor about whether she could
The California voter-approved measure intended to speed up executions survived a state Supreme Court challenge Thursday but the court rejected the mandatory five-year deadline for
A federal appeals court overturned an Arizona death sentence Thursday because the defendant, Robert Douglas Smith was intellectually disabled at the time of the offense
A California deathrow inmate has lost a constitutional challenge arguing the decades that it takes to resolve capital appeals amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.
Reversal of the 1989 double murder conviction and death sentence in the killing of a Chico doctor and his wife has been upheld based on
What was to be a major challenge to the constitutionality of the decade-long delays in carrying out California’s death penalty turned into a procedural quagmire