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Md. legislators on standby as murder sentencing scheme faces constitutional challenge

Since lawmakers repealed the death penalty in 2013, life in prison without the possibility of parole has become the most severe criminal penalty an individual can face in Maryland. Unlike the death penalty, however, life without parole has no standards ...

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Justices hear judicial-bias claim in death-row case

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday appeared likely to rule that a Philadelphia district attorney-turned-state high court judge should not have taken part in the case of a prison inmate whose death-penalty prosecution he had personally approved nearly 30 ...

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California judge overturns death penalty over Bible references

SAN DIEGO — A federal judge has overturned the death penalty for a man convicted of killing a Southern California housewife because the prosecutor implied it was God’s will to execute him. The San Diego Union-Tribune says the judge ruled ...

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