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Sister Helen Prejean: Supreme Court ‘abdicated responsibilities’ in ignoring appeal by...

WASHINGTON -- When the Supreme Court announced June 29 that it would not hear an appeal by federal death-row inmates challenging the method to...

Death penalty critics take aim at federal government’s push to move...

WASHINGTON -- Critics of the death penalty denounced the decision June 15 by Attorney General William Barr to set execution dates for four federal...

Walter Barton executed in Missouri despite objections from state Catholic conference,...

WASHINGTON -- Catholic advocates against the death penalty spoke out against Missouri's May 19 execution of a death-row inmate, Walter Barton, whose death by...

Appeals court lifts lower court ruling blocking federal executions, sends cases...

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court decision April 7 lifted a lower court ruling that had prevented the execution of federal death-row inmates. And although...

Federal judge blocks scheduled executions of federal death-row inmates

WASHINGTON — A federal judge Nov. 20 temporarily blocked the executions of four federal death-row inmates scheduled for December and January, saying the lethal...

Tone somber at prayer vigil for those facing execution in weeks...

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Nearly 100 people were bathed in light as they gathered for a prayer vigil at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church...

Sister Prejean tells how she ‘woke up’ to injustices nearly 40...

WASHINGTON — Sister Helen Prejean, the well-known advocate for the abolition of the death penalty, was not always doing this work. It came out...

As execution looms, case for clemency hinges on an act of...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Don Johnson, set to be executed May 16 by the state of Tennessee for the brutal 1984 murder of his wife...

Executions down globally, but up in U.S., says Amnesty International

The number of executions worldwide has dropped by almost one-third, Amnesty International said in its latest review of the death penalty. At least 690 people...

Supreme Court blocks death penalty case of inmate with dementia

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is sending a death-row case back to the lower courts to determine if the inmate’s dementia, brought on by...

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