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Crime on the Ballot
November 9, 2016
The Death Penalty is Alive and Well
Voters in three states approve measures to strengthen capital punishment.
August 14, 2016
Are Evangelicals Ditching the Death Penalty?
As demographics change, a move toward mercy.
June 30, 2016
How Much Do You Know About the Death Penalty in the U.S.?
Forty years ago, we restored capital punishment.
March 30, 2016
It’s Been 40 Years Since the Supreme Court Tried to Fix the Death Penalty — Here’s How It Failed
A close look at the grand compromise of 1976.
Evan J. Mandery
December 7, 2015
The Death Penalty in 2015
Join us for a chat on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. about the state of the death penalty in 2015, and what's to come in 2016
August 28, 2015
Back on the Agenda: Nebraska’s Death Penalty
A grassroots effort aims to restore what the legislature just ended.
August 13, 2015
Life After Nebraska’s Death Penalty
How other states dealt with their death rows after killing capital punishment.
December 1, 2014
A Plea from the Right
Conservative stalwarts urge Texas to spare Scott Panetti.