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Machinery of Death Needs Mothballing as Americans Sour on Executions Nov. 26, 2019

Daily Editorials

A federal judge last week halted the scheduled executions of four federal inmates, thwarting the Tru... Read More

Death Penalty Politics Aug. 03, 2019

Susan Estrich

I have been studying death penalty politics (as well as law) for decades, largely because I've had t... Read More

Readers Sound off on the Death Penalty Jan. 14, 2017

Diane Dimond

Whenever I write about serial killers, guns and the death penalty, my inbox blows up. Last week's c... Read More

More States Should Ban the Death Penalty Oct. 04, 2016

Froma Harrop

Most of the civilized world has come to regard killing someone held in captivity as barbaric. The de... Read More

Our Dying Death Penalty Dec. 19, 2015

Diane Dimond

As much of the world is consumed with how to respond to the bloodthirsty and murderous group known a... Read More

California's New Death Row: Virginia Oct. 01, 2015

Debra J. Saunders

California has a new death row; it's called Virginia. Anti-death penalty advocates, federal judges a... Read More

Kevin Cooper Is Guilty; That's a 'Death Row' Story Jul. 26, 2015

Debra J. Saunders

Last year, CNN's "Death Row Stories" ran an episode about a California woman convicted of first-degr... Read More

Supreme Court Will Be Issue in 2016 Jul. 14, 2015

Daily Editorials

Capital punishment isn't going anywhere, as long as the present incarnation of the Supreme Court is ... Read More

The Church Shooter and Capital Punishment Jun. 23, 2015

Debra J. Saunders

It is fitting, if late, that South Carolina's political leaders seem ready to evict the Confederate ... Read More

Death Penalty for Tsarnaev Hurts Boston May. 19, 2015

Froma Harrop

Why was 21-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentenced to die in a state so generally opposed to capital pu... Read More

Don't Kill Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Apr. 13, 2015

Marc Dion

What you wanted, if you were any kind of American, was to rewind the tape to just before the bombs w... Read More

The Triumph of Dubious Death Penalty Appeals Jul. 20, 2014

Debra J. Saunders

A — all bow — federal judge has ruled that California's death penalty is unconstitutiona... Read More