A Question of Life and Death Looms for Amy Coney Barrett

If confirmed, she may soon have to reconcile her Catholic morality and the law over a death penalty case.

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U.S. Schedules First Execution of a Woman in Nearly 70 Years

Lisa Montgomery, the only woman on federal death row, was convicted of killing a pregnant woman and attempting to pass the baby off as her own.

#capital-punishment, #crime-and-criminals, #death-penalty-information-center, #justice-department, #kansas, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #mental-health-and-disorders, #montgomery-lisa-m, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #stinnett-bobbie-jo, #terre-haute-ind, #women-and-girls

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Questions for Amy Coney Barrett

Here are some suggestions for senators considering her nomination to the Supreme Court.

#abortion, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #barrett-amy-coney, #capital-punishment, #federal-courts-us, #presidential-election-of-2020, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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U.S. Plans to Execute Inmate Who Murdered Two Youth Ministers

Christopher Andre Vialva, 40, scheduled for execution on Thursday, would be the seventh federal inmate and the first Black man put to death since federal executions resumed last year.

#barr-william-p, #capital-punishment, #death-penalty-information-center, #fort-hood-tex, #justice-department, #killeen-tex, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #vialva-christopher-andre

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British Give U.S. Evidence Against ISIS ‘Beatles,’ Clearing Way for Trial

The men were half of a cell of Britons who held Westerners hostage in Syria, some of whom were beheaded for propaganda videos.

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As a Wrestler Faces Execution in Iran, World Sports Groups Galvanize

An Iranian athlete was charged with murder after taking part in anti-government protests. Many think the charges are false, motivated by a government seeking to make an example of him.

#capital-punishment, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-olympic-committee, #iran, #wrestling

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Justice Dept. Executes Lezmond Mitchell, a Native American Man Convicted of Murder

It was the fourth time this summer the Trump administration has carried out the death penalty. The case had raised issues of tribal sovereignty.

#capital-punishment, #justice-department, #mitchell-lezmond, #native-americans, #navajo-indians, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Justice Dept. Is Set to Execute Native American Prisoner

Lezmond Mitchell faces the death penalty for his part in the 2001 murder of a Navajo woman and her 9-year-old granddaughter, a case that has raised issues about tribal sovereignty.

#capital-punishment, #justice-department, #mitchell-lezmond, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #native-americans, #navajo-indians, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Scott Peterson’s Death Sentence Is Overturned

The California Supreme Court upheld Mr. Peterson’s 2004 conviction for killing his wife, Laci Peterson, but it said the judge’s mistakes had denied him an impartial jury during sentencing.

#capital-punishment, #decisions-and-verdicts, #jury-system, #modesto-calif, #peterson-laci, #peterson-scott

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Lezmond Mitchell’s Death Sentence Is an Affront to Navajo Sovereignty

Trump should commute his sentence to life without parole before his Aug. 26 execution date.

#capital-punishment, #lezmond-mitchell, #native-americans, #navajo-indians, #trump-donald-j

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A Vast Racial Gap in Death Penalty Cases, New Study Finds

Defendants convicted of killing white people, the study found, were far more likely to be executed than the killers of Black people.

#baldus-david-c, #black-people, #capital-punishment, #government-accountability-office, #mccleskey-v-kemp, #race-and-ethnicity, #scott-dred, #supreme-court-us

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The Federal Death Penalty Can Be Administered Fairly

A top Justice Department official says for many Americans the death penalty is a difficult issue on moral, religious and policy grounds. But as a legal issue, it is straightforward.

#capital-punishment, #justice-department, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Justice Department’s Shameful Rush to Federal Executions

The push to impose the federal death penalty no matter the cost poses a grave threat to the rule of law.

#barr-william-p, #breyer-stephen-g, #capital-punishment, #eighth-amendment-us-constitution, #justice-department, #sotomayor-sonia, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j

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Dustin Honken Executed: Third Federal Government Execution This Week

Dustin Lee Honken was put to death by lethal injection for the 1993 murders of five people.

#capital-punishment, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #decisions-and-verdicts, #honken-dustin-lee, #indiana, #justice-department, #lee-daniel-lewis, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #purkey-wesley-ira, #supreme-court-us

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For Third Time This Week, the Federal Government Carries Out an Execution

Dustin Lee Honken was put to death by lethal injection for the 1993 murders of five people.

#capital-punishment, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #decisions-and-verdicts, #honken-dustin-lee, #indiana, #justice-department, #lee-daniel-lewis, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #purkey-wesley-ira, #supreme-court-us

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Government Executes Wesley Ira Purkey, Second Federal Death Row Prisoner in a Week

Wesley Ira Purkey was killed by lethal injection at the penitentiary in Terre Haute, Ind., for killing a teenage girl more than two decades ago.

#barr-william-p, #capital-punishment, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #decisions-and-verdicts, #federal-bureau-of-prisons, #justice-department, #lee-daniel-lewis, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #supreme-court-us, #wesley-ira-purkey

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Government Executes Second Federal Death Row Prisoner in a Week

Wesley Ira Purkey was killed by lethal injection at the penitentiary in Terre Haute, Ind., for killing a teenage girl more than two decades ago.

#barr-william-p, #capital-punishment, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #decisions-and-verdicts, #federal-bureau-of-prisons, #justice-department, #lee-daniel-lewis, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #supreme-court-us, #wesley-ira-purkey

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Daniel Lewis Lee Executed: Government Carries Out First in 17 Years

Hours after a 5-4 vote by the Supreme Court, Daniel Lewis Lee was put to death by lethal injection in Terre Haute, Ind., for his role in the 1996 murder of a family of three.

#capital-punishment, #federal-bureau-of-prisons, #lee-daniel-lewis, #supreme-court-us

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Government Carries Out First Federal Execution in 17 Years

Hours after a 5-4 vote by the Supreme Court, Daniel Lewis Lee was put to death by lethal injection in Terre Haute, Ind., for his role in the 1996 murder of a family of three.

#capital-punishment, #federal-bureau-of-prisons, #lee-daniel-lewis, #supreme-court-us

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Judge Moves to Delay Federal Execution Scheduled for Monday

A district court in Washington, D.C., put the execution of Daniel Lewis Lee on hold hours before it was to be carried out. The Justice Department immediately appealed.

#capital-punishment, #indiana, #justice-department, #lee-daniel-lewis

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Court Clears Way for First Federal Execution in 17 Years to Proceed

Daniel Lewis Lee is set to be put to death after an appeals panel rejected a suit from his victims’ family members, who said the coronavirus prevented them from traveling to the execution.

#appeals-courts-us, #capital-punishment, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #decisions-and-verdicts, #federal-bureau-of-prisons, #justice-department, #lee-daniel-lewis, #prisons-and-prisoners, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Judge Orders Delay of First Federal Execution in 17 Years

The Justice Department immediately appealed the injunction, issued after family members of the victims of the crime argued that the coronavirus made it unsafe for them to travel to witness the execution.

#barr-william-p, #capital-punishment, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #daniel-lewis-lee, #decisions-and-verdicts, #indiana, #justice-department

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Federal Executions to Resume Amid a Pandemic and Protests

The administration is pressing ahead with the first federal execution in 17 years as demonstrators seek changes to the criminal justice system and lawyers have trouble visiting death-row clients.

#barr-william-p, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #capital-punishment, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-bureau-of-prisons, #justice-department, #lee-daniel-lewis, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Supreme Court Stays Execution of Texas Inmate Over Issue of Spiritual Adviser

Ruben Gutierrez’s lawyers argued that he had the right to have a Christian chaplain present during his execution.

#alabama, #capital-punishment, #chaplains, #clergy, #coronavirus-reopenings, #discrimination, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #freedom-of-religion, #gutierrez-ruben-inmate, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #murphy-patrick-henry-jr, #paxton-ken, #religion-and-belief, #roman-catholic-church, #supreme-court-us, #texas

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There’s No Reason for an Architect to Design a Death Chamber

As the country grapples with racial justice, architects should finally take a stand on the most barbaric aspects of a biased prison system.

#american-institute-of-architects, #architects-planners-designers-for-social-responsibility, #architecture, #black-people, #capital-punishment, #prisons-and-prisoners, #solitary-confinement

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Texas Inmate Who Spent Nearly 40 Years on Death Row Is Granted Parole

Bobby Moore, 60, had been the center of a landmark case in which the U.S. Supreme Court overturned his death sentence because he is intellectually disabled.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #capital-punishment, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #harris-county-tex, #houston-tex, #intellectual-disabilities, #ogg-kim, #probation-and-parole, #robberies-and-thefts, #supreme-court-us, #texas

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A Daughter Is Beheaded, and Iran Asks if Women Have a Right to Safety

The killing of a 14-year-old girl in Iran has shaken the country and forced an examination of its failure to protect women and children.

#capital-punishment, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #crime-and-criminals, #dating-and-relationships, #domestic-violence, #ebadi-shirin, #hashemi-faezeh-1962, #honor-killings, #iran, #khamenei-ali, #muslims-and-islam, #politics-and-government, #rouhani-hassan, #shariah-islamic-law, #sotoudeh-nasrin, #tehran-iran, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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How White Women Use Themselves as Instruments of Terror

There are too many noosed necks, charred bodies and drowned souls for them to deny knowing precisely what they are doing.

#black-people, #capital-punishment, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #discrimination, #lynching, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #race-and-ethnicity, #stinney-george-j-jr, #whites, #women-and-girls

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Saudi Arabia Abolishes Flogging as a Punishment for Crime

The most high-profile flogging in recent years was of the Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes on charges of insulting Islam.

#badawi-raif, #capital-punishment, #corporal-punishment, #fines-penalties, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #political-prisoners, #saudi-arabia

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