Oct 28, 2022
Riverside County Capital Cases Among First to Bring Challenges Under CA Racial Justice Act
RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Two people facing capital charges in Riverside County are using the novel California Racial Justice Act (CRJA) to challenge prosecutors’ decision to seek th...
Issue Areas: Capital Punishment
Aug 16, 2022
ACLU Demands an End to Racist Jury Selection Tactic in North Carolina Death Penalty Trial
The ACLU’s challenge relies in part on a new study of capital cases in Wake County, North Carolina, finding Black jurors are disproportionately disqualified from serving on capital juries.
Issue Areas: Capital Punishment
Nov 22, 2021
ACLU Asks Supreme Court to Review Georgia Law Permitting Executions of Persons with Intellectual Disability
WASHINGTON — The American Civil Liberties Union filed a petition for certiorari today in the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of Rodney Young, a man incarcerated on Georgia’s death...
Nov 18, 2021
ACLU Statement on Julius Jones Commutation
OKLAHOMA CITY — Julius Jones was scheduled to be executed at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester. Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, however, announced today ...
Issue Areas: Capital Punishment
Jul 02, 2021
ACLU Statement on Federal Executions Moratorium
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Merrick B. Garland has issued a memorandum imposing a moratorium on federal executions while a review of the Justice Department’s policies and pro...
Issue Areas: Capital Punishment
Jun 01, 2021
ACLU Statement on Georgia Supreme Court’s Decision in Rodney Young Case
Court Fails to Recognize Young’s Intellectual Disability and Spare him from the Death Penalty
Issue Areas: Capital Punishment
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