Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Determined That A Badly Botched Execution Was An "Innocent Misadventure"
Judge Neil Gorsuch has heard — and sided with the government in — several recent and important execution cases.
Texas Almost Bought Execution Drugs From 5 Men In India Who Were Accused Of Selling Illegal Party Pills
For the first time, BuzzFeed News reports on the secret backstory to Texas’ two-year search for illegal, overseas execution drugs.
"Mr. Gray was observed turning his head from side to side a minute or more after the [Virginia Department of Corrections'] 'pinch test,'" attorneys for Ricky Gray said.
Death row inmates spent years fighting over Missouri's use of compounded pentobarbital. A sealed court filing obtained by BuzzFeed News says they may have been fighting the wrong thing.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says only "gross incompetence or willful obstruction" explain the delay on a final decision by the US Food and Drug Administration as to whether the state can import execution drugs.
The state has agreed to stop using midazolam, a drug similar to valium that was linked to several botched executions in recent years. Without the drug, the state has few options on how to go forward with lethal injections.
The Supreme Court declined to halt the execution of Ronald Smith Jr. for a 1994 murder. A jury had recommended life imprisonment, but a judge nonetheless sentenced Smith to death.
William Sallie's lawyers had appealed to the US Supreme Court to stop his execution over claims of jury bias during his trial.
Last year, Nebraska spent more than $25,000 on illegal execution drugs they never received from a man in India. The department of corrections defended its conduct to auditors in a report released Monday.
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals stayed another execution after concerns over the mental competency of an inmate. This year will have Texas's fewest executions in more than two decades.
The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services wants to allow its execution drug suppliers to be secret from now on. In the past, the state has (unsuccessfully) bought illegal execution drugs.
Alabama offered to execute inmate Ronald Bert Smith next month with a sedative that's never before been used as the sole drug in an execution. But the talks fell through this past week.
A death row inmate offered up a few alternative ways to be put to death next month. The Alabama Department of Corrections says it's willing to try one of them.
Trump could have a serious impact on the death penalty if he wanted to. Here's how.
The state houses more than 700 death row inmates — a quarter of the nation's death row.
A year after Nebraska's legislature abolished the state's death penalty, voters in the state successfully restored the punishment.
California and Nebraska will decide next week whether they will keep the death penalty and both measures would have national implications on the debate over capital punishment. Polls show voters are conflicted.
Tommy Arthur was scheduled to die Thursday for a 1982 murder-for-hire. The Supreme Court halted the execution just before midnight.
Gregory Lawler shot two police officers 19 years ago. It was Georgia's seventh execution this year.
After hearing more information from the state and the anonymous supplier, a conservative panel of judges said Missouri's execution drug supplier doesn't have to be revealed.