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Convicted murderer Lisa Montgomery put to death after early-morning Supreme Court...

WASHINGTON -- After a flurry of court decisions, the Supreme Court reversed a pair of rulings from federal appeals courts that had put death-row...

USCCB urges President Trump, Attorney General Barr to stop federal executions...

WASHINGTON  -- Federal executions are at odds with Advent as a season "of anticipated redemption" and must be stopped, said the chairmen of the...

Supreme Court denies stay of execution for Texas inmate Orlando Hall;...

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court Nov. 19 denied a stay of execution for federal inmate Orlando Hall, who was put to death by lethal...

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee gives temporary reprieve to death-row inmate Pervis...

WASHINGTON -- A Tennessee death-row inmate scheduled to be executed Dec. 3 was granted a reprieve until April 9 by the state's Republican governor,...

Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople says opposition to death penalty is consequence...

VATICAN CITY — Opposition to the death penalty is the “logical and moral consequence” of recognizing the dignity of all human life and of...

Supreme Court denies appeals of federal death-row inmates; William LeCroy and...

WASHINGTON  -- The Supreme Court denied the appeals of two federal death-row inmates in late September. On Sept. 22, it denied an appeal to postpone...

U.S. bishops say ‘enough’ on federal executions, call for ‘rehabilitation and...

WASHINGTON -- Just hours before the sixth federal execution took place this year, and two days before the next one was scheduled, two U.S. bishops' committee chairmen...

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...

U.S. Supreme Court stops execution, says Texas prison officials need to...

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court granted a last-minute stay of execution for Texas death-row inmate Ruben Gutierrez June 16, saying the state prison...

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...

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