death penalty

Colbert: TN Wants To Take Their System Of Justice Back To The Middle Ages - To Match Their Science Classes
Stephen Colbert took the state of Tennessee to task for their plans to keep the details of their executions secret following their troubles obtaining the properly approved drugs for use in lethal injections. Read more...
New Law Allows Tennessee To Plan Record Number Of Executions In Secret
The state of Tennessee has asked to execute a record number of death row inmates -- and a new law means that the state can plan it all in secret. Read more...
Jindal: New Execution Drug That Took 26 Minutes To Kill Is 'Fair'
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) on Sunday said that using a new lethal drug that took as long as 26 minutes to kill an inmate is a "fair way" to conduct an execution. Read more...
Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) on Sunday praised a Florida jury's decision to find former neighborhood watchmen George Zimmerman not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin, and insisted that the case had not been influenced by race because "the justice system is color blind." Read more...
Fox News analyst Ralph Peters said today that Edward Snowden, the man behind the biggest leak in the history of the National Security Agency (NSA) deserves to be executed for his crimes. Read more...

↓ More items below ↓
There were five of them, not even men yet, accused of a violent rape. They were prosecuted aggressively by district attorneys and vilified by a tabloid press, then sent to prison for as many as 13 years. In 1989, the case of the Central Read more...
Well, at least we know how Justice Antonin Scalia will be leaning as new cases arrive at the Supreme Court this year. Read more...
Advocates for child victims of sexual abuse are calling on Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett to grant clemency to Terrance "Terry" Williams, who is scheduled to be executed on October 3. In 1986, Williams was convicted of killing Amos Norwood. Read more...
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Tuesday asserted that the death penalty prevented "the most heinous crimes." During a town hall event in Grand Junction, Colorado, a man who identified himself a "the local D.A." asked Read more...
Mimi Kennedy (actress, Midnight In Paris) makes a point about how Hollywood exports violence abroad, and Jordan Zakarin (writer/editor, The Huffington Post) shares his thoughts on the cozy relationship between the film industry and the Pentagon. Read more...