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Sessions Tells U.S. Prosecutors to Seek Death Penalty for Drug Dealers

Citing lesser-known statutes that have never been used before in a criminal prosecution, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo on Wednesday encouraging federal...

Conservative Nebraska Abolishes Death Penalty As Legislature Overrides Governor’s Veto

On Wednesday, Nebraska's battle over the death penalty came down to a single vote, with Republican Governor Pete Ricketts first vetoing a death penalty...

Nebraska Legislature Votes Overwhelmingly to Abolish Death Penalty

On Wednesday, Nebraska's unicameral and technically non-partisan legislature voted 32 to 15 to ban the death penalty and replace it with life in prison...

Utah Becomes Only State To Authorize Execution By Firing Squad As...

On Monday, Republican Governor Gary Herbert made Utah the only state to allow exception by firing squad, when he signed a bill that made...

Eric Frein ‘will face justice’: death penalty will be sought

A seven week manhunt ended Thursday night with the capture of Eric Frein, a survivalist, who allegedly killed a Pennsylvania state trooper, and prosecutors...

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