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Death Sentence: Appeal

Conviction of a death penalty offense triggers the appeals process. Understanding the appeals process is essential to knowing what to expect in the years ahead. - If convicted of murder with special circumstances, a...more

Arizona Criminal Cases Subject to Forensic Error

Three months ago, a man was released from a Phoenix prison after serving 42 years for the murders of 29 people – murders we now know he did not commit. In fact, he may have actually been a hero, with witnesses saying...more

Bill on Bankruptcy: Complaint Claims Judge Is a Bigot [Video]

June 5 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg News Editor-At-Large Bill Rochelle talks with Sarah Kopit about the judicial misconduct complaint against Texas federal appeals judge Edith Hollan Jones, the bankruptcies of Jefferson County,...more

The Effect Of Mental Competency In Death Penalty Cases

Prosecutors and Jared Lee Loughner, who shot Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, killed six people and injured 13 others in a shooting rampage at an Arizona political gathering, reached a plea deal in August 2012. Under...more

Mitigation In Capital Punishment Cases

This past August, a jury in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, decided on a death penalty verdict for 22-year-old Melvin Knight, who pleaded guilty to murder in the torture killing of a mentally disabled woman he held captive...more

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