Clarence Thomas Speaks: Supreme Court Justice Breaks 10-Year Silence
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The Florida Supreme Court in Tallahassee, shown here in 2007, must decide whether executions can move ahead as planned. Jon V/Flickr hide caption

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Florida Supreme Court To Decide Whether Executions Can Go Forward
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Maine Gov. Paul LePage took aim at drug dealers in his state, saying that carrying a concealed weapon is legal in Maine and suggesting citizens shoot drug dealers. He followed up saying he did not advocate for vigilante justice. Robert F. Bukaty/AP hide caption

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Louisiana State Penitentiary workers inspect levees near the prison, also known as Angola, in 2008. Henry Montgomery, who has been held there for more than 50 years after being sentenced to life at 17, may be resentenced after winning his Supreme Court case on Monday. Tim Mueller/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court Opens Door To Parole For Juveniles Given Life Sentences
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Family members of Shafqat Hussain, who was convicted and hanged in Pakistan in August for killing a boy in 2004, waited to receive his body outside the central jail in Karachi. Pakistan executed more than 300 people last year. Fareed Khan/AP hide caption

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Fewer Countries Are Relying On Death Penalty, But They're Executing More
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Anti-death penalty activists, including members of MoveOn.org and other advocay groups, rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court in a final attempt to prevent the execution of Oklahoma inmate Richard Glossip on Sept. 29. Larry French/Getty Images hide caption

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Are Last-Minute Death Penalty Delays Cruel And Unusual Punishment?
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Dylann Roof faces nine counts of murder as well as charges of attempted murder and a weapons charge in connection with the June 17 killings inside the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. Getty Images hide caption

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Jury Begins Debating Whether Colorado Should Execute Theater Shooter
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In this image taken from video, James Holmes (upper far left) listens to defense attorney Daniel King give closing arguments during Holmes' trial in Centennial, Colo., on Tuesday. Holmes was found guilty Thursday of first-degree murder in the deaths of 12 people at a Colorado theater. Colorado Judicial Department /AP hide caption

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Jury Rejects Insanity Defense For Theater Shooter, Who May Get Death Penalty
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Prosecutors Say Theater Shooter's Detailed Plan Showed Intent — And Sanity
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The gurney in the the execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Okla. On Monday the Supreme Court voted 5-4 in a case from Oklahoma that the sedative midazolam can be used in executions without violating the prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment. Sue Ogrocki/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court Concludes Term With Death Penalty Ruling, Looks Ahead
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A Tea Party supporter rings a bell in protest of the health care law in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, as Obamacare supporters shout behind her. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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