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Furman v. Georgia

Fifty years ago this week, the United States took a historic step toward a more fair, humane, less racist criminal justice system. On June 29,

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In brief: June 2022

In Texas, a state district judge rejected a request by Nueces County District Attorney Mark Gonzalez to cancel a death warrant for a man scheduled

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In brief: August 2022

In Alabama, Joe Nathan James, Jr., was executed late last month in what a private autopsy indicates was a “long death.” The Atlantic’s Elizabeth Bruenig’s

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In brief: July 2022

In California, three death sentences were overturned by state and federal courts in the past few weeks, the Death Penalty Information Center reports. “Richard Clark,

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