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Tennessee Supreme Court Affirms Death Penalty For Mentally Disabled Man
Posted on 21 Sep 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

When a jury alternatively convicted Rickey Bell, Jr., of first degree felony murder during kidnapping and first degree felony murder during rape, he contended that he was not eligible for the death penalty because he was intellectually disabled. This... Read More

Federal Judge Declares California's Death Penalty System Unconstitutional
Posted on 24 Jul 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

In a bold and far-reaching opinion last week, California Federal Judge Cormac J. Carney upended California’s Death Penalty System, finding that it violates the Eighth Amendment's prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment. Judge Carney... Read More

UK Group Says It's Suing Over US Execution Drug
Posted on 3 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LONDON - (AP) A group opposed to the death penalty filed suit Tuesday to try to prevent a British company from exporting a drug that could be used in the execution of an American inmate. Reprieve, a London-based rights group, and the London law firm... Read More