The Buck and Davis cases are a reminder of how far we've come, and how far we have to go, toward fair and accurate capital punishment in America
In recent years, capital punishment has been on a sharp decline, both in the courts and in the court of public opinion
The Death of Troy Davis (Sept. 21)
The Georgia execution reminds us of the flaws in our capital punishment system.
Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation that makes the Land of Lincoln the fourth state in four years to end capital punishment
Without an (unlikely) intervention from the Texas governor or the Supreme Court, Duane Edward Buck will die this evening
The governor has the authority to stay three pending executions so that the courts can be sure of the prisoners' guilt. But will he?
With hours to go before lethal injection, justices agreed to hear Buck's appeal to the death sentence he was given after a racially tainted trial
The governor and state justice system are denying due process to a death-row inmate whose sentencing hearing was tainted by racist testimony
Transparency on death row can help hold states accountable for botched lethal injections
The Court blew off warnings from the White House and Justice Department that executing the Mexican citizen would "place the United States in irreparable breach" of international law