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"The Supreme Court Let The Death Penalty Flourish. Now Americans are Ending It Themselves.," by Maurice Chammah, The Marshall Project, June 29, 2022
"US judge keeps Nevada execution challenge alive, for now," by Ken Ritter, Associated Press, June 14, 2022
"Court won’t review long-running case of Texas death-row prisoner, drawing dissent from liberal justices," by Amy Howe, SCOTUSblog, June 13, 2022
"Oklahoma official seeks execution dates for 25 inmates," by Ken Miller, Associated Press, June 11, 2022
"The Awkward Truth About the Death Penalty," by Matthew T. Mangino, The Crime Report, June 08, 2022
"A federal judge rules Oklahoma's lethal injection method is constitutional," by Associated Press, NPR, June 06, 2022
"Analysis: Conservative majority hollows out precedent on ineffective-counsel claims in federal court," by Noam Biale, SCOTUSblog, May 23, 2022
"Allegations of racial bias in a death penalty trial," by John Elwood, SCOTUSblog, May 20, 2022
"Fifty Years Ago, the Supreme Court Tried to Reduce Racial Bias in the Death Penalty. Did It Work?," by Austin Sarat, Slate, May 11, 2022
"Death row inmate," Courthouse News Service, May 10, 2022
"Arizona agrees to mix new batch of drugs for Clarence Dixon execution," by Michael McDaniel, Courthouse News Service, May 09, 2022
"Arizona judge mulls death row inmate’s mental competency," by Michael McDaniel, Courthouse News Service, May 03, 2022
"Tennessee governor halts 2022 executions for lethal injection review," by Erik De La Garza, Courthouse News Service, May 02, 2022
"Court green-lights execution of Missouri man who complained of long delay between conviction and sentencing," by Ellana Erskine, SCOTUSblog, May 02, 2022
"Arizona death row inmate denied clemency despite claims he is mentally incompetent," by Michael McDaniel, Courthouse News Service, April 28, 2022