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Electric chair, firing squad added to death penalty methods in South...

WASHINGTON — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has signed into law a bill requiring death-row inmates to choose between the electric chair or the...

Boston Marathon bomber will have death penalty case reviewed by Supreme...

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s March 22 announcement that it would hear a government appeal to reinstate the death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber...

Those executed under Trump administration ‘deserved more’ from Supreme Court, justice...

WASHINGTON — Although the Supreme Court cleared the way for the execution of Dustin Higgs Jan. 15, two justices made their objections known loud...

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...

Catholic leaders decry additional federal execution measures

WASHINGTON — A move by the Department of Justice to expand how it carries out federal death sentences — to include electrocution, gas or...

With more federal executions pending, U.S. bishops call on Trump, Barr...

WASHINGTON — In response to the upcoming federal execution of Orlando Hall Nov. 19, and two more federal executions scheduled to take place in...

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,...

National Catholic Prayer Breakfast award for attorney general William Barr draws...

WASHINGTON — The Association of U.S. Catholic Priests and the Catholic Mobilizing Network said they strongly object to an award the National Catholic Prayer...

U.S. carries out the first federal execution in nearly two decades

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Early July 13, a temporary stay of all scheduled federal executions was announced by the U.S. District Court for the...

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...

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