Articles on this issue "courts"
The president of the U.S. bishops conference praised Attorney General John Ashcrofts directive to overturn a 1998 opinion which allowed federally controlled drugs to be used in …read more
Governor Rick Perry today vetoed a bill to ban the execution of mentally retarded death row inmates, saying the state already has safeguards in place to protect them, the Associated Press …read more
Numerous articles have debated whether Timothy McVeigh should be executed. Here is a sampling of the views expressed, which give an overview of the death-penalty debate in the United States. …read more
The blunders that led to the delay of Timothy McVeighs execution are rekindling the long-standing debate over the death penalty in America. The discovery that the FBI had failed to turn over …read more
Muslims are now "encouraged to kill Christians" in Egypt after a court this week acquitted most of those accused of massacring Christians in January last year, a leading Coptic cleric charged. …read more