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California's death penalty is cruel, unusual and 'arbitrary'
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California's death penalty is cruel, unusual and 'arbitrary'

A federal judge issued a stunning decision last week, holding that the dysfunctional administration of California's death penalty violates the Eighth Amendment's prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment. As Judge Cormac Carney , a Bush ... San Francisco Chronicle, 6 hours ago
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Death Penalty Expert On Why Lethal Injection Is So Problematic

6 min 3 sec Download In the wake of Arizona's botched execution, Steve Inskeep talks with Amherst professor Austin Sarat, author of the recent book Gruesome Spectacles: Botched Executions and America's
 NPR33 minutes ago AZ execution: rethinking the death penalty  MSNBC10 hours ago Outrage after US execution lasts for 2 hours  Asian Age11 hours ago Botched Arizona Execution Raises Questions About Death Penalty  NBCNews.com11 hours ago

Sudanese Christian woman who faced death for faith meets Pope Francis

A court overturned the penalty in June, but when Ibrahim and her family tried to leave the country the same day to go to the United States, they were detained by Sudanese security agents and accused of falsifying her travel documents. Italy's ...
 Los Angeles Times17 hours ago Pope Francis Meets Sudanese Woman Spared Death Penalty for Apostasy  National Catholic Reporter18 hours ago Pope meets with Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to death for apostasy  France2412 hours ago Pope blesses mother sentenced to death for being a Christian after she flees Sudan  Irish Mirror12 hours ago
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US execution revives death penalty debate

In the US state of Arizona, the execution of a convicted murderer has been botched. Joseph Wood took nearly two hours to die, when it should have taken just 10 minutes. He was on death row for the murder of his ex-girlfriend and her father in 1989.
 Al Jazeera8 hours ago Prolonged Arizona execution will bring more scrutiny of death penalty  Los Angeles Times9 hours ago Third botched US execution reignites death penalty debate  Irish Times11 hours ago Death Penalty Drugs FDA-Approved, but Not for Executions  Vocativ14 hours ago

Arizona halts executions after Joseph Wood case

THE US state of Arizona has halted executions pending a review of its death penalty procedures, after the allegedly botched lethal injection of a convicted murderer on Wednesday. Officials say Joseph Wood gasped and snorted after the lethal ...
 The Guardian Nigeria4 hours ago Arizona halts executions amid review  BBC11 hours ago Arizona governor wants review of execution process  Sify1 day ago

Nithari killings: Supreme Court rejects Surendra Koli’s review petition

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a review petition by Surendra Koli, who was awarded death penalty in the horrific Nithari serial rapes and killings. On July 20, mercy petitions of six convicts, including Surendra Koli, were rejected by ...
 Zee News23 hours ago Nithari serial murderer's plea rejected  Deccan Herald11 hours ago President rejects mercy petitions of Koli, 5 others  Deccan Herald5 days ago Govt rejects mercy pleas of Nithari convict, 5 others  Deccan Herald1 month ago
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Death penalty: US struggles to come to terms with lethal injection issue

The US Supreme Court has approved the execution by lethal injection of murderer Joseph Woods, despite him successfully arguing that the State of Arizona's failure to provide him with the maker of the drugs that will be used to kill him represented a ...
 Findlaw Corporate Counsel1 day ago Lethal injections face scrutiny after botched execution  Japan Today11 hours ago Is a Firing Squad More Humane Than Lethal Injection?  TakePart1 day ago US lethal injections face scrutiny  MSN New Zealand11 hours ago
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It's Time for a Nationwide Moratorium on the Death Penalty

We still don't know where the drugs came from. We know they used midazolam and hydromorphone. We know the combination was experimental. And now we know that instead of working, the drugs took nearly two hours to kill Joseph Wood, as he snorted and ...
 Huffington Post13 hours ago Time for moratorium on death penalty  Press TV1 hour ago Death Row Prisoner Gasped For Air 660 Times Like 'A Fish On Shore' During Botched Execution  Business Insider16 hours ago 660 Gasps for Breath, Then Death  American Civil Liberties Union17 hours ago

Voices from the death penalty debate

The logistics of death by execution in the US are increasingly complicated, as are the attitudes Americans have about the death penalty. Five people engaged in the death penalty debate in Tennessee, which recently voted to use the electric chair in ...
 Austin American Statesman11 hours ago

How to improve the death penalty

Editor's note: teaches criminal law and constitutional law at New York Law School. CNN's original series "Death Row Stories" explores America's capital punishment system Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT, beginning July 13 on CNN. Join the conversation about ...
 CNN22 hours ago 5 ways to improve death penalty  CNN1 day ago
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