capital punishment

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Sentencing Is Putting Everyone Through Hell
April 27, 2015

We shouldn't have to relive terrorist acts in such graphic detail to determine their punishment.

Exclusive Emails Show Ohio's Doubts About Lethal Injection
The state worried new drugs could make prisoners "gasp" and "hyperventilate"—and used them anyway
August 17, 2014

Five years before Arizona took two hours to execute an inmate, officials in Ohio worried the same drugs would cause prisoners to "gasp" and "hyperventilate"—and used them anyway.

2014 Is Already the Worst Year in the History of Lethal Injection
Another day, another problematic execution
July 24, 2014

He gasped for air 660 times.

How Texas Keeps Putting the Intellectually Disabled on Death Row
The Supreme Court said it was unconstitutional but gave states wiggle room
May 14, 2014

The Supreme Court said it was unconstitutional but gave states wiggle room.

Don't Trust Oklahoma's Death Penalty Panel
State reviews of executions are usually shams
May 08, 2014

We can't trust the same people who keep botching executions to fix them. 

Botched Executions Have Never Swayed Public Opinion. This Time Could Be Different.

What happened in Oklahoma was immoral. But public opinion was already swinging against the death penalty.

Newspapers Around the World React to the Botched Execution in Oklahoma
April 30, 2014

When Clayton Lockett’s execution was botched in Oklahoma last night, one might have expected the rest of the world to be shocked at the barbarity.

Clayton Lockett's Botched Execution Adds Credibility to Court Fight Over Drug Secrecy
April 30, 2014

How can "cruel and unusual punishment" be proven when the drugs are kept secret?

Cruel But Not Unusual
How Oklahoma botched Clayton Lockett's execution
April 30, 2014

Clayton Lockett's death revealed a problem with lethal injection more fundamental than the drugs.