Supreme Court Skeptical of Lawyer’s Conduct in Death Penalty Case

Justices weighed the case of Robert McCoy, who told his lawyer he was innocent of a triple murder. His lawyer told the jury he was guilty in a bid to avoid the death penalty.

To Save His Client’s Life, a Lawyer Ignored His Wishes. Did He Go Too Far?

The Supreme Court will decide whether Larry English violated his client’s constitutional rights by telling the jury the man killed three people.

Death Penalty Case Heard by Racist Juror Is Reopened by Supreme Court

In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that a juror’s racist statements required an appeals court to reconsider a death row inmate’s case.

U.S. Had 23 Executions in 2017, Second-Lowest Number in a Quarter-Century

Executions, death sentences and public approval of capital punishment have been steadily declining, the Death Penalty Information Center said.