Mar 13, 2023
ACLU Responds to Life Sentence for Sayfullo Saipov
NEW YORK — Today, the jury deciding the fate of Sayfullo Saipov has returned a non-unanimous verdict which means an automatic imposition of a sentence of life without the possibi...
Issue Areas: Capital Punishment
Feb 17, 2023
ACLU Amicus Supports Withdrawal of Arizona Death Warrant
PHOENIX — The Arizona Supreme Court is considering whether the Office of the Attorney General can withdraw its motion for a death warrant. The move comes as the governor of Arizo...
Issue Areas: Capital Punishment
Feb 06, 2023
ACLU Challenge to Kansas Death Penalty Begins Today
WICHITA, Kan. — An unprecedented constitutional challenge to the death penalty in Kansas begins today in the Sedgwick County District Court. Attorneys for Kyle Young will argue t...
Issue Areas: Capital Punishment
Dec 13, 2022
ACLU Commends Oregon Governor for Commuting State’s Death Row
SALEM, Ore. — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has commuted the state’s death row, using her power of clemency to spare 17 people from being executed by the state. Oregon has had a morat...
Issue Areas: Capital Punishment
Nov 29, 2022
ACLU Statement on Execution of Kevin Johnson, Jr.
BONNE TERRE, Mo. — Missouri officials executed Kevin Johnson, Jr. this evening by lethal injection, despite evidence of pervasive racial bias in his prosecution. In an unpreced...
Issue Areas: Capital Punishment
Court case: Ramey v. Parson
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
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