The Los Angeles district attorney aims to end cash bail and eliminate the death penalty.
President Trump's order of executing 13 inmates during his last year in office will have a lingering effect.
In early 2021, the U.S. executed a woman for the first time since 1953. And they did the execution without a mental compentecy hearing. How?
In an opinion authored by Justice Anita Earls, the North Carolina Supreme Court held that retroactive application of the General Assembly’s repeal of the NC Racial Justice Act violated the constitutional prohibition on ex post facto laws.
With the General Assembly’s repeal of the Racial Justice Act, defendants don’t have a clear path to challenge death sentences on racial grounds. And, with the General Assembly backtracking on previous steps it took to fix that problem, it’s unlikely that North Carolina residents will