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U.S. Supreme Court rules convicted murderer John Ramirez is entitled to...

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court March 24 ruled in favor of a Texas prisoner who wanted his pastor to pray aloud over him and...

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev subject of U.S. Supreme Court review...

WASHINGTON -- Just two days after this year's Boston Marathon, the Supreme Court revisited the bombing at the 2013 race that killed three people...

Ernest Johnson, executed in Missouri, ‘categorically ineligible for the death penalty,’...

WASHINGTON -- Following the Oct. 5 execution of Ernest Johnson at a state prison in Bonne Terre, Missouri, Catholic opponents of the death penalty...

U.S. death row chaplain receives ‘Guardian of Life’ award from papal...

VATICAN CITY — Death row inmates in Florida’s prisons refer to their 6-foot-by-9-foot cell as their “house,” with some having lived in their “house”...

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...

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