BREAKING NEWS (7/7): A trial court in Tennessee will begin hearing testimony on July 7 regarding a challenge to the state's procedures for lethal injections. The Tennessee Supreme Court recently held that a challenge to the state's potential use of the electric chair was not ripe for decision because that method could only be used if lethal injection drugs were unavailable.
NEWS (6/29): The U.S. Supreme Court upheld (5-4) Oklahoma's use of the lethal injection drug, midazolam, in Glossip v. Gross. Justices Breyer and Ginsburg wrote a dissent calling for a review of the entire death penalty's constitutionality.
NEWS (6/18): The Florida Supreme Court has vacated the conviction and death sentence of Derral Wayne Hodgkins for insufficient evidence and directed the entry of a judgment of acquittal in his case.
DPIC Podcast Series: We have begun a new set of podcasts on the death penalty in each state, each with interesting historical facts. The following are now available: Michigan, Wisconsin, Maine, Minnesota, North Dakota, Alaska, Hawaii, Iowa, Vermont, Massachusetts, District of Columbia, Rhode Island, and New Jersey. Check out our podcasts now! Also listen to DPIC's podcasts on death penalty issues.