More Death Penalty Articles

  • Japan frees world's longest-held death row inmate

    TOKYO (AP) — The world's longest-serving death row inmate was freed Thursday by a Japanese court which found investigators had likely fabricated evidence in the murder case that put the former pro boxer behind bars for nearly half a century. The Shizuoka District Court suspended the death...

  • Report: Global executions up 15 percent in 2013

    NEW YORK (AP) — The number of known executions around the world rose almost 15 percent in 2013, and the United States was among the five countries putting the most people to death, a new report says. The Amnesty International report released Wednesday comes shortly after a stunning decision...

  • Correction: Death Row-Virginia story

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — In a story March 25 about a legal battle over policies on Virginia's death row, The Associated Press erroneously reported the title of Rebecca Glenberg. She is legal director of the ACLU of Virginia, not its executive director. The story also mischaracterized the ACLU of...

  • Death penalty won't be sought in Va. slaying

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped plans to pursue the death penalty in the case of a man accused of killing an off-duty Norfolk police officer in 2010. Media outlets report that Virginia Beach prosecutors announced their decision on Monday during a motions hearing for...

  • Va. capital murder case sentencing phase continues

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A sentencing hearing continues in Roanoke County Circuit Court for a man convicted of capital murder. Prosecutors are seeing the death penalty for Carey Shane Padgett. Padgett had pleaded guilty last October to capital murder, abduction and robbery. He was arrested in...



From the Weekly Standard

  • 2014 ≠ 2016

    Polls are overrated, but they can be still instructive. So what’s to be learned from a Fox News survey of 1,012 registered voters conducted April 13-15? 

    Read More...
  • Through a Google Glass, Darkly

    “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” ​—​Philip K. Dick

    Read More...
  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...

    Read More...