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Md. court upholds death penalty standards

News / Crime : Washington Post: Local Crime

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland’s highest court has ruled that the standard jurors use in deciding whether to impose the death penalty is constitutional. The Daily Record of Baltimore reports that the Court of Appeals, by a 4-3 vote on Tu...

Riverside D.A. Promotes His County’s Infatuation With The Death Penalty

Politics / US Politics : The Moderate Voice

The Riverside County D.A.’s office likes seeking the death penalty so much it was featured by the BBC in December in a chilling article called, “Why is one county handing down one in six US death sentences?” The BBC darkly observed:...

Connecticut’s Supreme Court rules death penalty unconstitutional in the state

News : The Raw Story

Connecticut’s top court on Thursday ruled that the state could no longer impose the death penalty, saying that under the state’s constitution it amounted to cruel and unusual punishment. The decision followed a 2012 state law that a...

Patt Morrison asks: 'Chessman' playright Joseph Rodota on California's ongoing civil war over the death penalty

Business & Finance : Money & Co

One reason Californians will be voting, again, about the death penalty, next month, is because of a man named Caryl Chessman. He was called the “Red Light Bandit,” and he was executed in 1960 for several crimes, but none of them was...

Caryl Chessman's death row ghost hovers over California as it votes on the death penalty

Business & Finance : Money & Co

One reason Californians will be voting, again, about the death penalty, next month, is because of a man named Caryl Chessman. He was called the "Red Light Bandit," and he was executed in 1960 for several crimes, but none of them was...

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