Posts Tagged ‘penalty’
Iranian activist and journalist Narges Mohammadi has won awards and global plaudits for her human rights advocacy, including her work to end Iran’s use of the death penalty for young offenders . But the 44-year-old mother of two has spent the past year behind bars, serving the remainder of a six-year sentence simply for speaking out . Now Mohammadi, who has an undiagnosed disease affecting her muscle control, faces a further 16 years in jail after being convicted in May of several national security-related offenses tied to her peaceful activism
LOS ANGELES ― For the past three years, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department have been embroiled in a sprawling jailhouse informant scandal ― one that may have involved the violation of multiple defendants’ civil rights, and that threatens to upend a number of already settled cases. The U.S
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The Republican National Committee released an ad Monday that attacks Virginia senator and Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine for his record as a pro bono defense attorney and staunch opponent of the death penalty.
Justice Antonin Scalia didn’t make it to the Supreme Court this week, but he did leave a snippy note for Justice Anthony Kennedy in a major juvenile justice case decided Monday. The decision in Montgomery v. Louisiana made retroactive a 2012 ruling that said it’s unconstitutional to automatically sentence children to life in prison without the possibility of parole
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In recent days, the Democratic Party establishment has stepped up efforts to freeze the momentum for Sen. Bernie Sanders, pressing Democratic Party office holders, who are also convention super delegates, to get in line and trying to create an impression that the contest is over
Henry Montgomery has spent more than 50 years behind bars after his conviction for killing a sheriff’s deputy in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was 17 at the time of his arrest. On Tuesday, the U.S.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) said Monday he won’t stop Thursday’s scheduled execution of Alfredo Prieto, a serial murderer who claims he is intellectually disabled and therefore ineligible for the death penalty. McAuliffe’s decision means Prieto, 49, a native of El Salvador, can only be saved by a last-minute reprieve from the U.S
William Devin Howell, a drifter who has been imprisoned for eight years, may be Connecticut’s most prolific killer in nearly three decades, authorities say.
Several companies recently announced new or expanded perks to help the mothers in their ranks: extending maternity leaves, paying to fly a baby and nanny when mom takes a work trip or to ship breast milk back home, offering a mother local work for the first year of her baby’s life, or allowing her to return to work part-time at full pay after maternity leave. This “arms race” of baby-friendly benefits is welcome, if overdue. Still, irksome workplace norms and beliefs remain, creating unnecessary stress and high hurdles for mothers.
Co-authored by Chelsea Cooper First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby in the baby carriage! Today’s marriage landscape has shifted — particularly among the working-class. There’s still plenty of love and babies, but wedding rings have grown rarer. Yet many low-income Americans still desire marriage, according to Andrew Cherlin in his article, “The Deinstitutionalization of American Marriage,” published in the Journal of Marriage and Family.
First, we would like to thank the Federal Communications Commission, FCC, for the three pages it dedicated to our Petition for Investigation in the AT&T-DirecTV merger Order. What a shame it got the facts wrong and spent the time mostly making up garbage we never said or implied, or that the Agency is either in bed with the carriers or is in denial that it screwed up before, or was in a rush to push through the merger, or all of the above
College savings plans — known as 529 plans for the section of the tax code that created them — have become the best and most popular way to save money for a child’s or grandchild’s education. All the money in the account grows tax-free if it is used to pay for college education expenses. And it can be used for any school in any state
Saudi Arabia executed two prisoners on Monday, the kingdom’s 99th and 100th execution of 2015 . The state has killed more prisoners in the first six months of this year than in all of the previous year, and is on pace to top the country’s record 192 executions in 1995. Syrian Ismael al-Tawm and Saudi Rami al-Khadi were the latest two to receive the death penalty in Saudi Arabia.
It takes balls to take a gunshot to the testicles. But it’s the only way Jeremiah Raber can test his invention, a bulletproof jockstrap. More…
BOSTON — Relatives in Russia of the convicted Boston Marathon bomber wanted him to fire his defense team, including the lead attorney, despite her sterling reputation defending notorious clients facing the death penalty. Three of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s family members made the remarks to TIME magazine on Tuesday, a day before the second anniversary of the double bombing by Tsarnaev and his older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev. More…
UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A man convicted of the 2002 slayings of a Pennsylvania couple and their pregnant 17-year-old daughter has an intellectual disability that makes him ineligible for the death penalty, a judge said Wednesday in throwing out the sentence.
BOSTON — If both state and federal prosecutors get their way, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will face murder charges after he is sentenced to death. The federal death penalty trial of the Boston Marathon bombing defendant began with his lawyers admitting in opening statements that Tsarnaev was involved in the attack that killed three people and injured 264 more, many of whom suffered amputations and other serious disfigurement
LOS ANGELES — An Orange County Superior Court judge removed the O.C. District Attorney’s office from prosecuting a mass murder case Thursday, saying the government had made “significant” violations of due process during the case. However, the judge also ruled that Scott Dekraai — who last year pleaded guilty to shooting and killing his ex-wife and seven other people in a hair salon in 2011, in what remains the biggest mass murder in county history — will still face the death penalty
Kelly Gissendaner was scheduled to die at 7 p.m.
By Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., March 2 (Reuters) – North Carolina prosecutors will seek the death penalty against a man who police say kept detailed notes on parking at his condominium complex before gunning down three young Muslims in a neighboring unit, according to documents released on Monday. More..
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It will be oil giant BP’s turn Monday to call witnesses as it makes its case for a civil penalty lower than the $13.7 billion the federal government is seeking for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The second week of a three-week trial was set to begin in New Orleans.
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