July 20, 2014
by William Helbling
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Saturday postponed an Arizona death row inmate's execution until prison officials reveal details on the two-drug combination that will be used for the lethal injection. Joseph Wood's attorneys argued that their client's First Amendment rights were ...[read more]
June 9, 2014
by Maria Coladonato
JURIST Guest Columnist Andrew Spiropoulos of the Oklahoma City University School of Law discusses the tactical strategies of all parties involved in the Oklahoma Courts' death penalty decisions ... On April 28, Oklahoma's execution by lethal injection of convicted murderer Clayton Lockett went ...[read more]
June 1, 2014
by Elizabeth Hand
JURIST Guest Columnist Kimberly Newberry, Harvard Law School Class of 2014, clarifies the current policy surrounding lethal injection law in Oklahoma and explores the repercussions of such a policy...On April 29, 2014, the State of Oklahoma forced Clayton Lockett to have a heart attack during a ...[read more]
May 29, 2014
by Julie Deisher
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio ordered a temporary moratorium on executions in Ohio on Wednesday. The stay is intended to allow attorneys time to complete discovery and other legal preparations pertaining to Ohio's new execution protocol, which would increase ...[read more]
May 21, 2014
by Peter Snyder
US Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito issued an order Tuesday evening halting the execution of Missouri inmate Russell Bucklew. Bucklew's attorneys have asked courts to stay the execution because of Bucklew's medical conditions. According to an affidavit from Dr. Joel B. Zivot, an Assistant ...[read more]
May 9, 2014
by William Helbling
The Oklahoma Criminal Court of Appeals on Thursday approved a six-month stay of execution for a current death row inmate while an investigation is conducted into issues with last week's lethal injection. Attorneys for Charles Warner requested the delay after the recent botched lethal injection of ...[read more]
May 4, 2014
by Jaimie Cremeans
UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) spokesperson Rupert Colville issued a statement on Friday urging the US to impose a moratorium on the use of the death penalty following a botched execution performed in Oklahoma last week. The OHCHR asserted that the execution of ...[read more]
April 30, 2014
by Peter Snyder
Oklahoma death row inmate Clayton Lockett died of an apparent heart attack Tuesday shortly after doctors called off a failed attempt to execute him using a new cocktail of lethal injection drugs. According to the state corrections department, 13 minutes after administering the drug cocktail ...[read more]
April 28, 2014
by Stephanie Kogut
JURIST Columnist Adam R. Banner discusses the recent controversies surrounding the executions in Oklahoma... "They say lethal injection causes no pain. How do they know? Did someone come back from the dead and say they didn't feel anything?" These prolific words, uttered by inmate Groves in the ...[read more]
April 24, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The Supreme Court of Oklahoma ruled Wednesday that two inmates' constitutional rights were not violated by keeping sources of lethal injection drugs secret. The 5-4 opinion affirmed the district court's declaratory judgment that denied the prisoners relief and reversed the declaratory judgment ...[read more]

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