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Temporary halt to federal executions seen by activists as starting point

WASHINGTON — Activists who oppose the death penalty said the Justice Department’s temporary stop of federal executions is a step in the right direction,...

SCOTUS says death-row inmate’s pastor permitted to attend execution; Alabama then...

WASHINGTON -- After the Supreme Court blocked the execution of an Alabama man because it ruled his pastor should be allowed to be with...

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...

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