death penalty

Highlights From Pope Francis's Address to Congress
September 24, 2015

Here are the key moments from the Pope's speech—and what he left out.

The Supreme Court Just Approved a Lethal Injection Drug that No One Understands
June 29, 2015

Lethal injection is often beyond the expertise of nearly everyone who participates in it.

Capital Punishment Is Hard to Abolish. Pennsylvania’s Death Penalty Battle Shows Why.
June 29, 2015

On the strange state of capital punishment in Pennsylvania. 

Justice Samuel Alito: Death Is Often Painful, So Why Shouldn't Lethal Injection Be?
June 29, 2015

The heartless reasoning in the Supreme Court's death penalty ruling.

“Welcome to Indonesia, Death Penalty for Drug Traffickers!”
May 01, 2015

Why the country's new president is executing more foreigners, despite international outrage.

Why the Lethal Injection Drug Debated by the Supreme Court Today Is Unconstitutional
April 29, 2015

As used in Oklahoma’s execution procedure, lethal injection unquestionably creates an “objectively intolerable risk of harm.”

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.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Crimes Were Terrible, But Morality Has Nothing to Do With It
April 24, 2015

He didn't have any choice but to bomb the Boston Marathon.

Don't Make Dzhokhar Tsarnaev a Martyr
April 08, 2015

Killing him could cause more harm than keeping him alive.