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Judge: Va. Death Row Procedures Unconstitutional

A federal judge has ruled that Virginia cannot automatically hold prisoners convicted of capital murder on “death row,” where the harsh conditions and solitary confinement amount to an unconstitutional denial of due process.

01/10/2014

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Judge: Unconstitutional For Va. To Automatically Hold Prisoners Convicted Of Capital Murder On ‘Death Row’

A federal judge has ruled that Virginia cannot automatically hold prisoners convicted of capital murder on “death row,” where the harsh conditions and solitary confinement amount to an unconstitutional denial of due process.

01/10/2014

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O’Malley Slow to Commute Death Sentences

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, an outspoken death penalty opponent considering a 2016 presidential run, has yet to commute the sentences of the state’s five death row inmates despite his role in pushing a repeal of capital punishment that takes effect next month.

09/13/2013

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O’Malley to Sign Death Penalty Repeal Next Week

Gov. Martin O’Malley plans to sign a measure repealing capital punishment in Maryland into law.

04/25/2013

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Inmate Who Vowed to Keep Killing Unless Executed Will Get His Wish

A Virginia prisoner who killed his cellmate and strangled another inmate in the state’s highest security prisons, and vowed to keep killing unless put to death, will be executed in January.

11/27/2012

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Judge Blocks Importation Of Drug Used For Lethal Injections

A federal judge on Tuesday blocked the importation of a drug used in executions on grounds the Food and Drug Administration ignored the law in allowing it into this country.

03/27/2012

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Va. Justices Reject Death Row Inmate’s Appeal

The Virginia Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of a man sentenced to death for killing a Norfolk police officer.

03/02/2012

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