WASHINGTON (AP) — The prospect that President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans will fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat before the year is out has ignited a call for major changes on the court, including expanding the number of justices.Some Democratic senators, who had been averse to increasing the size of the nine-member court, said in the wake of Ginsburg's Leggi Tutto
Former U.S. soldier, 50, who killed a Georgia nurse because he was obsessed with witchcraft and thought she had put a spell on him will be the sixth federal inmate to be executed this year. William Emmett LeCroy on Tuesday would be the sixth federal inmate executed by lethal injection this year
(CNN) -- President Donald Trump said on Monday he would unveil his selection to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by the end of the week after spending the weekend fielding advice and floating potential nominees to a wide orbit of advisers.The decision on who to nominate to
(CNN) -- The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg less than two months from the presidential election has forced a reexamination of Republicans' 11-month blockade of Merrick Garland in 2016.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a Friday night statement that President Donald
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican efforts to fill Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat after her death are likely to move swiftly this week, with President Donald Trump possibly nominating a replacement within days and GOP senators hoping to jump-start the confirmation process.Ginsburg’s
In order to prevent any protests and uprisings, the Iranian regime has targeted its protesters and opponents and is trying to stifle any dissent by issuing heavy sentences.In recent months, regime officials have officially warned in the state media that nationwide protests, far more widespread
The Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, said late Friday that he would move forward with President Trump’s nominee to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court.“Americans re-elected our majority in 2016 and expanded it in 2018 because we pledged to work with
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered Friday night outside the Supreme Court, singing in a candlelight vigil and weeping together as they mourned the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.The large group of mourners packed the high court’s steps and the street across from the U.S. Capitol
For the 3rd time in less than 2 months, Iranians took to Twitter in late August to express their outrage over another death sentence handed out to a protester. While the hashtags themselves have changed, shifting from #Don’t Execute to #Stop Executions Now and back to the #Don’tExecute, as well
A judge has ruled that evidence must be tested for DNA in the case of a Tennessee death row inmate facing execution in December for the stabbing deaths of a woman and her daughter 33 years agoDNA tests on a knife and other evidence must be performed in the case of a Tennessee death row inmate
A Bexar County trial court judge has issued an order withdrawing the death warrant that had scheduled Carlos Trevino’s execution for September 30, 2020. The court cited “the current COVID-19 conditions in Texas” as the grounds for postponement.The order was the 3rd time in 2020 that Trevino’s
A Filipino migrant worker who was sentenced to death for the murder of his partner 12 years ago has returned to the Philippines after being granted clemency by Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, officials said on Saturday.Bienvenido Espino was among 314 Filipinos on board a chartered
The basement of the Central Prison of Shiraz, also known as Adelabad Prison, is where Iran’s wrestling champion Navid Afkari spent his final days before being executed on September 12, 2020.The notorious basement of Adelabad Prison is also called “Ebrat” which literally means “a lesson.”IRGC
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death has left the Supreme Court shorthanded during a polarizing presidential campaign in which President Donald Trump has already suggested he may not accept the outcome and the court could be called on to step in and decide the fate of the nation.It’s the second
Iran Human Rights (IHR); September 21, 2020: A prisoners sentenced to death on “drug-related” charges was executed in Yazd Central Prison.According to Iran Human Rights, on the morning of Wednesday, September 16, a prisoner was executed in Yazd Central Prison. His identity has been established as
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is promising to put forth a female nominee in the coming week to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, pushing the Republican-controlled Senate to consider the pick without delay.Taking the stage Saturday night
(CNN) -- President Donald Trump on Saturday said that Republicans have an "obligation" to fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's vacant seat on the Supreme Court "without delay," as Democrats argue the Senate should refrain from confirming a replacement until after the next president is sworn
Joseph R. Biden Jr. said on Friday night that the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death should not be filled until after the presidential election.“There is no doubt — let me be clear — that the voters should pick the president, and the president should pick the
"Sometimes it felt like she was America’s last hope. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court judge since 1993, achieved celebrity status during Trump’s four years. Affectionately given the nickname “Notorious R.B.G” by a slew of online followers, she was the subject of superhero memes and the
The UN children's agency Unicef has called on the Nigerian authorities to urgently review an Islamic court's decision to sentence a 13-year-old boy to 10 years in prison for blasphemy.The boy was convicted in August of making uncomplimentary remarks about God during an argument with a friend in
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals resentenced Juan Lizcano to life in prison without the possibility of parole. He is at least the fifth death row inmate whose sentence was reduced after the U.S. Supreme Court slammed Texas' methods for determining intellectual disability.The Texas Court of
Thanks to a last minute judicial intervention, a Singaporean national has narrowly avoided the sentence imposed on him by the country’s High Court in 2016. At dawn on September 18, the 44-year-old Syed Suhail Bin Syed Zin was scheduled to be executed by hanging at Singapore’s Changi Prison for
Paris (AFP) - Iran has signalled it intends to ignore a growing outcry over its use of the death penalty against people arrested during anti-government protests by executing with unusual swiftness a wrestler whose case had won international attention, activists say.Navid Afkari, 27, a wrestler
The murder of wrestler Navid Afkari is the latest flashpoint in a history of human rights violations, notably against LGBTQ people.The International Olympic Committee has a history of banning countries from competing at the Olympic Games.From 1964 to 1988, South Africa was banned from competing
Dr. Joel Zivot stared at the autopsy reports. The language was dry and clinical, in stark contrast to the weight of what they contained — detailed, graphic accounts of the bodies of inmates executed by lethal injection in Georgia.It was 2016, and the autopsy reports had been given to him by
Capital punishment is not only premised upon the deeply-flawed principle of retributive justice but is also impractical, immoral, and inconsistent with core American values. Despite being aimed only at “the worst of the worst” criminals, this arcane practice actually renders all citizens worse
In recent days fresh debate has swirled around an ancient, barbaric method of punishment still being used in the Islamic Republic of Iran. A court in Urmia has upheld the sentencing of three convicts to having their fingers cut off, allegedly for stealing. Amputation is one of the punishments for
"My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed," Ruth Bader Ginsburg told her granddaughter, Clara Spera, in the days before her death, NPR reported.Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the U.S. Supreme Court justice who broke gender barriers, told her granddaughter
The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday instantly upended the nation’s politics in the middle of an already bitter campaign, giving President Trump an opportunity to try to install a third member of the Supreme Court with just weeks before an election that polls show he is currently
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered Friday night outside the Supreme Court, singing in a candlelight vigil and weeping together as they mourned the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.The large group of mourners packed the high court’s steps and the street across from the U.S. Capitol
Prosecutors intend to seek the death penalty for the man accused of killing Tulsa Police Sgt. Craig Johnson. The Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday the intent to pursue a capital case against David Anthony Ware, 33, who also is accused of shooting Officer Aurash Zarkeshan
The pending execution of Christopher Vialva, found guilty of murder he committed as a 19-year-old, ignores what the last 20-plus years of research has taught us about the developing brains of teenagers and adolescents, according to Dr. Jason Chein, psychology professor at Temple University
It’s been 20 years since Illinois Gov. George Ryan captured national headlines and angered some in his own party by suspending the death penalty in Illinois. He would go on to essentially “clear” death row by commuting sentences to life in prison. It happened after a troubling trend that saw as
August was marked by increased pressure on political prisoners and the imposition of harsh sentences such as executions, floggings, and long prison terms for protesters.This escalation of repression has been seen as a crisis in the human rights situation in Iran and an attempt by the ruling