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Justice is meant to be blind to all factors, including age

Justice is meant to be blind. She’s blind to all of the outside factors that would affect an outcome of fairness. I’ve seen a...

Jim Zeigler: Executions of murderers take too long — waaaaay too...

It now appears (8 p.m.Thursday) that the execution of Walter LeRoy Moody can go forward tonight in Alabama. He killed a federal judge over...

Alabama executes 83-year-old inmate Walter Leroy Moody

Alabama has executed the oldest U.S. inmate to be put to death in modern times, an 83-year-old man convicted of a federal judge’s mail-bomb...

Donald Trump opioid plan includes death penalty for traffickers

President Donald Trump’s plan to combat opioid drug addiction calls for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including the death penalty where appropriate under current...

House approves legislation to streamline death penalty appeals

The Alabama House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a bill that would streamline the appeals process for death row inmates. SB187, the Fair Justice Act, streamlines...

Daniel Sutter: Score one for juries

Alabama is currently the only state which allows judges to impose a death sentence over the decision of the jury. This is changing, as...

Alabama lawmakers to vote on death penalty bill

No capital ​murder ​sentencing procedure in the United States ​has been more criticized than that of Alabama's. As the only state in the country...

Lone lawmaker crusades against the death penalty in Alabama

Hank Sanders closed his eyes, pressed his hand to his forehead and tried to recall the first time he petitioned the state of Alabama...

Bills to give juries final say in death penalty cases moving...

A pair of state lawmakers sponsoring bills to give juries the final say in death penalty cases will hold a news conference in front...

Anti-death penalty protesters arrested outside Supreme Court

A Supreme Court spokeswoman says 18 demonstrators have been arrested outside the court during a protest against the death penalty. The protest on Tuesday marked...
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