Death penalty

S.C. Supreme Court hears prosecutorial misconduct case

S.C. Supreme Court hears prosecutorial misconduct case

The S.C. Supreme heard oral arguments Wednesday in the appeal of Jerry Buck Inman, who pled guilty to murder and...

Troy Davis executed

Troy Davis executed

Troy Davis was killed at 11:08 PM last night. He was murdered by justices of the United States Supreme Court,...

Speaking out about injustice

Speaking out about injustice

When I see injustice, and especially when I see it happening in a courtroom, I feel alternately enraged, disappointed, saddened,...

Easter, wrongful convictions, and the death penalty

Easter, wrongful convictions, and the death penalty

Easter is very relevant to criminal justice – the Easter story is the story of a revolutionary who was persecuted,...

Vasquez v. State – Horry County death sentence reversed on PCR

Vasquez v. State – Horry County death sentence reversed on PCR

In Vasquez v. State, the S.C. Supreme Court granted post conviction relief, overturned Vasquez’s death sentence, and ordered that Vasquez...

State v. Williams – death penalty affirmed

State v. Williams – death penalty affirmed

In State v. Williams, decided February 8, the S.C. Supreme Court upheld Williams’ death sentence following his convictions for murder,...

The cycle of abuse

The cycle of abuse

Raymondeze Rivera was sentenced to death this evening. His story, and the story of the victims in his case, is...

SCOTUS reverses death sentence of Korean war vet

SCOTUS reverses death sentence of Korean war vet

In Porter v. McCollum, decided November 30, the U.S. Supreme held that it is ineffective assistance of counsel not to...

Horry County verdicts

Horry County verdicts

Miles Ferguson was acquitted of homicide by child abuse this week following a trial that took nearly two weeks. Stephen...

John Allen Muhammad executed

John Allen Muhammad executed

From CNN: Muhammad’s attorney had argued his client was not given sufficient time to file his final appeal, but said...