Aug 12, 2016

Reid says Clinton will back Obama's Supreme Court pick

Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said on Thursday he believed Hillary Clinton would stick with President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee if she won the Nov. 8 presidential election. Some Republican conservatives were concerned that if Democratic presidential candidate Clinton won the White House, ...

Jul 21, 2016

Tsutsui's death sentence stands in fatal 2011 stalking case

The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected Gota Tsutsui’s appeal of his death sentence for murdering two family members of a former girlfriend in 2011. The defense counsel for Tsutsui, 31, from Kuwana, Mie Prefecture, maintained that their client was innocent throughout multiple trials. But ...

Jun 24, 2016

Capital punishment for a minor

Putting someone to death for crimes committed while they are a minor is a very serious business, one that deserves a great deal more study.