Forty-six executions were carried out in 2010, less than half the all-time high of 98 in 1999, a new report finds. The death penalty was assessed to 114 murderers this year, far short of former levels.
Ahmed Ghailani's acquittal on 284 of 285 counts revives criticism of the Obama administration's policy to try terror cases in civilian courts. White House hails the single conviction as a victory.
Miranda warning rights have been turned 'upside down,' according to Justice Sonia Sotomayor
Ronnie Lee Gardner execution: Some experts say that firing squads are more humane than lethal injection.
The Supreme Court denied the appeal of a Florida inmate on death row for 32 years.