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U.S. Supreme Court says two Arizona death-row inmates could not present...

WASHINGTON  -- In a 6-3 ruling May 23, the Supreme Court said two Arizona death-row inmates could not present new evidence of ineffective counsel...

Supreme Court of South Carolina issues stay of execution for death-row...

WASHINGTON -- South Carolina's Supreme Court has issued a temporary stay blocking the state from executing death-row inmate Richard Moore by firing squad. The brief...

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...

Significant year in U.S. Supreme Court brings to forefront abortion, school...

WASHINGTON -- This past year was busy for the nation's high court, particularly with issues of interest to Catholics regarding abortion, religious liberty, COVID-19...

U.S. Supreme Court justices express skepticism of role of chaplains in...

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s consideration of spiritual advisers praying aloud with death-row inmates or placing hands on them in prayer during executions faced...

Will spiritual advisers be allowed in execution chambers? Supreme Court to...

WASHINGTON -- A case before the Supreme Court Nov. 9 argues that death-row chaplains should have the final word. Specifically, they should be able to...

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...

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...

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