Sessions’ DOJ Is Seeking More Death Penalties

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said prosecutors could seek the death penalty for a Detroit man for killing two rival gang members. The AG cleared Orlando prosecutors to seek a death sentence for a man charged with killing his estranged wife. DOJ may seek death sentences for a man accused of killing eight by driving a truck onto a bike lane, and for two men in a gang killing of two teenage girls.

High Court Orders Review In Capital Case Alleging Bias

The Supreme Court, voting 6 to 3, ordered a lower court review of an appeal by Georgia death row inmate Keith Tharpe because a juror said Tharpe “wasn’t in the ‘good’ black folks category in my book, should get the electric chair for what he did.” Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch said the review was unwarranted and “callously delays justice” for the victim.