Texas is responsible for one-third of all executions since 1976.
A reader writes: Regarding the quote from Balko, the state of Utah executed a man in 2010 using a firing squad. He was the third person killed in this manner by state employees since 1976. Sooner or later, all of... Read Post
The Economist maps out every American execution since 1976, when the Supreme Court announced the modern constitutional regime governing death penalty cases after effectively suspending all executions nationwide for four years. Over ... Read Post
In Texas of all places, the death penalty could soon be declared unconstitutional. The state (which leads the US in number of executions since 1976, according to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice ) has a disproportionately hi... Read Post