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Steven Wolfson, the Clark County DA, says the death penalty is reserved for ‘very rare’ circumstances, but advocates and public defenders say his actions show otherwise.
May 19, 2021
Virginia may soon become the 23rd state to abolish capital punishment.
Jan 29, 2021
McAuliffe is running to become Virginia governor a second time. If he wins, he would be the only active Democratic governor to have carried out executions in office.
Dec 11, 2020
A reasonable society does not meet trauma with more trauma in the name of justice.
Dec 10, 2020
If the U.S. Supreme Court or the state’s governor doesn’t step in, Barton’s would be the first execution carried out in the country during the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 19, 2020
‘It was almost like they were going to do whatever they could to demean him and take away his dignity,’ Woods’s spiritual adviser said.
Mar 25, 2020
John Hummel was scheduled to be executed on Wednesday. The court, citing the current health crisis, has postponed the execution for 60 days.
Mar 16, 2020
‘I think everyone involved— the governor, the attorney general, the DOC commissioner—everyone knew it,’ his lawyer said.
Mar 06, 2020
Across the country, the death penalty is in steep decline. But in September, the state’s attorney general sought execution dates for nine men, and its Supreme Court set dates for two of them.
Feb 18, 2020
Three Supreme Court justices and others said competent counsel could have saved his life.
Kyle C. Barry
Jan 30, 2020
Lee’s family wants officials in Jacksonville, Arkansas, to turn over evidence that was used to convict and sentence him to death. The family says that evidence could posthumously exonerate him.
Jan 23, 2020
It’s the first time since 2014 that someone on Georgia’s death row has been granted clemency.
Jan 16, 2020
In these last two months of 2019, one man has been executed and two others are facing execution despite claims that they can show they don’t belong on death row.
Nov 22, 2019
With Appeal staff reporter Lauren Gill
Adam H. Johnson
Nov 14, 2019
Oklahoma, Mississippi, and Alabama have all authorized the practice in capital punishment. So what happens now?
Oct 25, 2019
His legal team had pushed for clemency, arguing that Bucklew’s previous attorneys mishandled his capital murder case.
Oct 02, 2019
Larry Krasner says the punishment is ‘really about poverty’ and race.
Jul 15, 2019
Jessica Brand, Callie Heller
Sep 24, 2018
Aug 28, 2017