Tag Archives: wrongful convictions

US Supreme Court Halts Execution One Hour Before Scheduled

The US Supreme Court halted the execution of a Texas inmate just one hour before it was scheduled to take place. The execution has been stayed pending the court’s consideration of a petition on civil grounds. The defendant is asking…

Louisiana Seeks Declaratory Judgment Against 84 Death Row Inmates

The state of Louisiana has sued 84 death row inmates, seeking declaratory judgment that the execution method complies with state law. The state named all 84 death row inmates in a counterclaim to one prisoner’s suit in which he challenged…

Changing the death penalty system does not change the result

Guest post by Randall Ryder    The introduction of a new lethal injection procedure does not change the fact the death penalty constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.   Ohio was forced to overhaul over their procedure after an attempted lethal…