death penalty

“Welcome to Indonesia, Death Penalty for Drug Traffickers!”
Why the country's new president is executing more foreigners, despite international outrage
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.

A California Lawyer Wants to Put Gays to Death. Why Isn't the Attorney General Ignoring Him?
Kamala Harris's response is only making matters worse
March 26, 2015

Kamala Harris's response is only making matters worse.

There Is No Such Thing as a Humane Execution
Utah is bringing back the firing squad—but we should be debating the death penalty itself
March 24, 2015

Every time we argue over how best to kill inmates, we become a less perfect union.

Do Veterans With PTSD Really Belong on Death Row?
January 15, 2015

Georgia just executed a Vietnam vet who murdered a police officer—but also suffered from untreated PTSD. 

Colorado's Governor's Race Could Come Down to the Death Penalty
October 31, 2014

How an unlikely issue is upending the race.

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