Death Penalty News Archive

"Florida Sends The Most Inmates To Death Row In The U.S.: Report," by Rafael Olmeda, Sun Sentinel, December 27, 2012.

"Editorial: Why Colorado should end the death penalty," The Denver Post, December 27, 2012.

"Editorial: Intentional Bias in North Carolina," The New York Times, December 25, 2012.

"The new shape of death penalty politics," by Charles Mahtesian, Politico, December 21, 2012.

"Use of Death Sentences Continues to Fall in U.S.," by Ethan Bronner, The New York Times, December 20, 2012.

"U.S. Death Penalty Remains Near Record Low in 2012," Slate, December 18, 2012.

"Nine states carried out death sentences in 2012, lowest number in two decades," by Andrew Ramonas, The National Law Journal, December 18, 2012.

"Death penalty on the decline?," by Mackenzie Weinger, Politico, December 18, 2012.

"Ohio Gov Avoids Obesity Execution Issue re 450-Pound Inmate, Grants Clemency on Another Basis," by Martha Neil, ABA Journal, December 17, 2012.

"Ohio: Obese Prisoner Granted Clemency," The Associated Press, December 17, 2012.

"Connecticut Man Sentenced to Death in Three Killings," The Associated Press, December 17, 2012.

"Judge in North Carolina Voids 3 Death Sentences," by Campbell Robertson, The New York Times, December 13, 2012.

"Judge Orders Prosecutor and Defendant Into Mediation In Death Penalty Case," by Martha Neil, ABA Journal, December 11, 2012.

"Capital punishment under close scrutiny in Fayetteville, statewide," by Paul Woolverton, Fayetteville Observer, December 10, 2012.

"Editorial: Next up: death penalty," The Baltimore Sun, December 2, 2012.

"Despite Evidence From Discredited Medical Examiner, Mississipi's Jeffrey Havard Nears Execution," by Radley Balko, Huffington Post, November 29, 2012.

"Obama Appointees Issue Measured Protest to Vote Clearing Way for Execution," by Scott Graham, The Recorder, November 27, 2012.

"As O'Malley eyes repeal, Md. death row remains at 'impasse'," by John Wagner, The Washington Post, November 24, 2012.

"Erdogan Urges Restoring Death Penalty in Violation of EU," by Selcan Hacaoglu, Bloomberg, November 12, 2012.

"Calif. Affirms Death Penalty, Amends 'Three Strikes'," by Mandalit del Barco, NPR, November 8, 2012.

"Death penalty repeal dead," by Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle, November 7, 2012.

"Editorial: End the Death Penalty in California," The New York Times, November 5, 2012.

“Calif. death penalty opponents say it's too costly,” by Paul Elias, Associated Press, November 1, 2012.

"Former executioners share their misgivings about death penalty," by Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times, October 27, 2012.

"Appeals court denies bid to lift stay of execution for Miami killer," by David Ovalle, The Miami Herald, October 26, 2012.

 “Support for end to California death penalty surges," by Laura Dolan and Jack Leonard, Los Angeles Times, October 26, 2012. 

"Executed Texan's Family Seeks Pardon," by Ethan Bronner, The New York Times, October 25, 2012.

"Death Row inmate John Ferguson spared in late night legal scramble," by David Ovalle, The Miami Herald, October 24, 2012.

“Editorial: Kentucky’s Egregious Death Penalty,” The New York Times, October 24, 2012.

"Federal Judge Stays Execution of Mass Murderer Who Thinks He Is Prince of God," by Debra Cassens Weiss, ABA Journal, October 22, 2012.

"Editorial: A Schizophrenic on Death Row," The New York Times, October 17, 2012.

"Citing family's wishes, prosecutors will not seek death penalty in Norwood case," by Claire Osborn, Statesman, October 17, 2012.

 "Dying to Win," by Andrea Lyons, Huffington Post, October 11, 2012.

"Supreme Court Considers Indefinite Stays of Execution," by Adam Liptak, The New York Times, October 9, 2012.

"California Death Penalty Foes Focus on Cost of Executions," by Michael B. Marois, Bloomberg News, October 8, 2012.

"Federal judge stops Texas execution set for this week," by Michael Graczyk, The Associated Press, October 8, 2012.

"Pennsylvania Justices Back Stay of Murderer's Execution," by Jon Hurdle, The New York Times, October 3, 2012.

"Execution Halted for Killer Claiming Abuse by Victim," by Jon Hurdle, The New York Times, September 28, 2012.

"Prison-Crime Witness Now on the Defensive," by Maurice Chammah, The New York Times, September 27, 2012.

"West Memphis Three: Life After Death Row," NPR, September 25, 2012.

"Death penalty morally wrong," by Jonathan Zimmerman, The Inquirer, September 25, 2012.

"Costs and Lack of Closure Cause Onetime Death Penalty Supporters to Switch Sides," ABA Journal, September 24, 2012.

"At 480 Pounds, Inmate Says He Is Too Fat for Lethal Injection," ABA Journal, September 18, 2012.

"Killer Who Wanted to Die for His Crimes May Get His Wish," The Recorder, September 17, 2012.

"A Push for Clemency as an Execution Nears," The New York Times, September 15, 2012.

"Editorial: Pennsylvania’s Broken Machinery of Death," The New York Times, September 13, 2012.

"Conn. Court Examines Alleged Death Penalty Bias," NPR, September 11, 2012.

"Montana judge strikes down state execution method," The Washington Post, September 8, 2012.

"Sidebar: To Beat the Execution Clock, the Justices Prepare Early," The New York Times, September 3, 2012.

"Supreme Court Appeal on Mental Illness Standard in Death Penalty Case," ABC News, July 17, 2012.

"Execution spotlights strict definition of mental disability for Ga. death row defendants," The Washington Post, July 12, 2012.

"North Carolina governor vetoes death row bias rollback," Reuters, June 28, 2012.

"Arkansas Court Upends Death Penalty," The New York Times, June 22, 2012.

"Rhode Island: Death Penalty Sought, as State Feared," The New York Times, June 19, 2012.

"Arkansas Court Upends Death Penalty," The New York Times, June 22, 2012.

"Defenders dwindling," The Advocate, June 19, 2012.

"The Death-Penalty Debate Represents a Market Failure," Bloomberg, June 13, 2012.

"You can't fix the death penalty," Los Angeles Times, June 1, 2012.

"Wrongful Convictions: A New Exoneration Registry Tests Stubborn Judges," The Atlantic, May 21, 2012.

"Life Without Parole Is A Terrible Idea," The Daily Beast, April 27, 2012.

"Little Connecticut’s big message on the death penalty," The Washington Post, April 29, 2012.

"The Myth of Deterrence," The New York Times, April 27, 2012.

"Will California end its death penalty?" San Francisco Gate, April 27, 2012.

"Without Fanfare, Malloy Signs Bill Abolishing Death Penalty," Hartfort Courant, April 25, 2012.

"Maryland’s missed chance to repeal the death penalty," The Washington Post, April 24, 2012.

"Nebraska: State Will Not Surrender Execution Drug," The New York Times, April 21, 2012.

"Bias Law Used to Move a Man Off Death Row," The New York Times, April 21, 2012.

"Measure that would end death penalty in California qualifies for ballot," Los Angeles Times, April 20, 2012.

"Ohio's Death Penalty Moratorium Didn't Last Very Long," The Atlantic, April 18, 2012.

"States with no death penalty," Los Angeles Times, April 14, 2012.

"Fight against death penalty gains momentum in states," Los Angeles Times, April 14, 2012.

"More Evidence Against the Death Penalty," The New York Times, April 13, 2012.

"House Votes To Repeal Death Penalty," Hartford Courant, April 12, 2012.

"Death Penalty Repeal Goes to Connecticut Governor," The New York Times, April 11, 2012.

"Connecticut death penalty repeal may spare 11 on death row, despite legislature's intent, some say," The Register Citizen, April 9, 2012.

"Seeking an End to an Execution Law They Once Championed," The New York Times, April 6, 2012.

"Federal judge excoriates Ohio over botched executions, but allows one to proceed," Law.com, April 5, 2012.

"Connecticut lawmakers to vote on death penalty," CNN, April 4, 2012.

"Rhode Island: Federal Prosecutors Fight Governor Over Murder Suspect," The New York Times, April 4, 2012.

"Judge Blocks Shipment of 'Unapproved' Drug Used in Lethal Injections," The BLT: The Blog of LegalTimes, March 27, 2012.

"Judge Bars Imported Drugs in Executions," The New York Times, March 27, 2012.

"Death Penalty In 2011: Report Shows Executions By Country," Huffington Post, March 27, 2012.

"Out-of-state officials oppose restoration of death penalty in Va. case," The Washington Times, March 26, 2012.

"Abolishing capital punishment creates death row dilemma," Stateline, March 21, 2012.

"Pennsylvania and the Death Penalty," The New York Times, March 19, 2012.

"Supreme Court to Decide on Competency Delays in Death-Row Habeas Cases," ABA Journal, March 19, 2012.

"Report: Panetta says death penalty possible in Afghanistan shootings," The Hill, March 12, 2012.

"Prosecutor Resigns in Wake of Federal Judge’s Reversal of Capital Murder Case Conviction," ABA Journal, March 12, 2012.

"First, abolish the death penalty," Los Angeles Times, March 12, 2012.

"Maryland’s broken death penalty," The Washington Post, March 7, 2012.

"Counsel in Death Penalty Cases," The New York Times, March 7, 2012.

"Texas execution: How much is a death worth?BBC, March 6, 2012.

"Bid to end death penalty headed to the ballot," San Francisco Gate, March 2, 2012. 

"Death row inmate tests North Carolina's Racial Justice Act," The Los Angeles Times, February 28, 2012.

"Death Penalty Death Watch: Is Alabama About to Execute an Innocent Man?" The New York Times, February 27, 2012.

"High Court Won't Hear Death Row Inmate's Evidence of Innocence," San Francisco Gate, February 27, 2012.

"Another Death Row Debacle: The Case Against Thomas Arthur," The Atlantic, February 27, 2012.

"A cry of innocence from death row," UPI, February 26, 2012.

"Death penalty: Cost of execution drugs -- and executions -- rises," Los Angeles Times, February 24, 2012.

"Key Lawmaker Ties Death Penalty Vote To Repeal Of Early-Release Credits," Hartford Courant, February 24, 2012.

"Texas DA seeks death penalty review," Associated Press, February 23, 2012.

"Bill to expand Va. death penalty up for key vote in Senate committee," The Washington Post, February 22, 2012.

"Report calls pay for lawyers in Philly death-penalty cases grossly inadequate," Philly.com, February 22, 2012.

"Wrongful Convictions Blog," Grits For Breakfast, February 21, 2012.

"US justice rejects death penalty law he wrote," Associated Press, February 15, 2012.

"Death row inmates sue to stop FDA from allowing importation of drug used in executions," The Washington Post, February 14, 2012.

"House advances bill extending death penalty eligibility," Richmond Times-Dispatch, February 13, 2012.

"Conn. lawmakers push anew for death penalty repeal," Associated Press, February 12, 2012.

"California's death penalty law: It simply does not work," Los Angeles Times, February 12, 2012.

"Should Ohio consider putting a permanent hold on the death penalty? A Closer Look," ABC News, February 9, 2012.

"Victims Support Death Penalty Repeal in Connecticut," Huffington Post, February 9, 2012.

"US Supreme Court Won't Permit Ohio Execution," Associated Press, February 8, 2012.

"Race and Death Penalty Juries," The New York Times, February 5, 2012.

"Defense lawyer fights racism in death row cases," The Washington Post, January 31, 2012.

"Lawmakers consider bill to abolish death penalty," The Associated Press, January 24, 2012.

"Citing law firm's errors, high court rules for death row inmate," Law.com, January 18, 2012.

"High Court Sides With Man Abandoned By Attorneys," NPR, January 18, 2012.

"14 Arrested In Death Penalty Protest at Supreme Court," The Blog of Legal Times, January 17, 2012.

"NAACP president Jealous calls for abolishing death penalty in Md; set sights on Conn., Calif.," The Washington Post, January 10, 2012.

"Calif. High Court Overturns Second Death Sentence in a Month," Law.com, January 9, 2012.

"How Oregon's Death-Penalty Drugs Ended Up With a New York Firm," The Atlantic, January 8, 2012.

"The Random Horror of the Death Penalty,"The New York Times, January 7, 2012.

"North Carolina to revisit death penalty issue," Stateline, January 3, 2012. 

"Cuts threaten death row cases," Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 1, 2012. 

"Oregon's New Death-Penalty Hypocrisy," The Atlantic, December 26, 2011.

"Number of death sentences hits a 35-year low," USA Today, December 15, 2011.

"A Sister's Love: Martina Davis-Correia," Huffington Post, December 14, 2011.

"Legal experts focus on Florida's death penalty," The Miami Herald, November 14, 2011.

"Death Row in Pennsylvania," The New York Times, October 28, 2011.

"Death Penalty Foes Launch Initiative Drive," San Francisco Chronicle, October 26, 2011.

"Gallup Poll: 35% Oppose Death Penalty," USA Today, October 12, 2011.

"Death Penalty: Countries With The Most Executions In 2010," Huffington Post, October 11, 2011.

"Georgia's Death Penalty: Unequal and Unresponsive," Huffington Post, October 4, 2011.

"After Winning Global Support Troy-Davis Loses Last Ditch Clemency Bid," Christian Science Monitor, September 20, 2011.

"North Carolina's Death Row Inmates Let Statistics Back Up Bias Claims," ABA Journal, May 1, 2011.

"For Two Decades, Defending Death Row Inmates," NPR, April 8, 2011.

"Connecticut Poised to Repeal the Death Penalty," NPR, March 30, 2011.

"Thank you, Governor Quinn," The Huffington Post, March 10, 2011.

NACDL  Press Release, Defense Lawyers Praise Governor For Ending Illinois' Death Penalty," March 9, 2011.

"Quinn weighing decision on bill that would abolish death penalty," The Associated Press, March 3, 2011.

"Ill. Gov. Quinn Mulls Bill To Abolish Death Penalty," NPR, January 12, 2011.

"Illinois Bill Eliminating Death Row is Approved," The New York Times, January 11, 2011.

"Illinois House votes to abolish the death penalty," Chicago Tribune, January 6, 2011.

"Death Penalty Down in U.S., Figures Show," The New York Times, December 21, 2010.

"Supreme Court continues to look for elusive rules on death penalty," The Washington Post, December 19, 2010.

"Death sentences plunge in Texas," Houston Chronicle, December 13, 2010.

"Death penalty activists: Cut cost," News & Observer, December 14, 2010.

"Justice Stevens and the Death Penalty," The New York Times, December 11, 2010.

NACDL Press Release, Death Penalty-Defying Decisions, July 2, 2010.

"How Two Questions Caused Death Penalty Misstep," The New York Times, July 1, 2010.

"Ehrlich takes issue with O'Malley's delays on death penalty," The Washington Post, May 8, 2010.

Final Declaration of the 4th World Congress Against the Death Penalty, Geneva, February 26, 2010.

"The Time Has Come to End the Death Penalty," The Champion, November 2009.

"Reliving Horror in a Test for the Death Penalty," The New York Times, January 18, 2010

"Death Row Cases Decline in 2009," NPR, January 4, 2010.

"Group Gives Up Death Penalty Work," The New York Times, January 4, 2010.

"Death versus dollars," Salina Journal, January 4, 2010.

"Consider dropping death penalty, ex-governor says," mysanantonio.com, October 20, 2009.

"Taking Death off the Table In the Land of Enchantment," The Champion, June 2009.

Press Release, Governor M. Jodi Rell Vetoes Death Penalty Bill, Executive Chambers of the State of Connecticut, June 5, 2009.

Press Release, Governor O'Malley Testifies on Repeal of Death Penalty, Office of Governor Martin O'Malley, February 18, 2009. 

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