Death Penalty

Nika Knight, staff writer
In a landmark decision (pdf), the Delaware Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the state's death penalty law is unconstitutional. The majority found that the state's death penalty violated the Sixth Amendment, as it allowed a judge to override a jury's recommendation of a life sentence and impose a death sentence instead. The ruling followed a U.S...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Turkey has revoked licenses for thousands of educators in the government's...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
The final draft of the Democratic Party's 2016 platform, released Friday, calls...

Further

In the wake of Oklahoma's mangled killing of Clayton Lockett, John Oliver took on the death penalty on his show Last Week Tonight . Among the hard questions he asks: Should this be allowed in a civilized society, and why is a comedy show talking about this? "It costs up to 10 times more to give someone the death penalty than life in prison. So what we know now is the death penalty is expensive, potentially kills innocent people, and doesn't deter crime. And here is where it gets hard..."