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The Catholic bishops of Texas praised Gov. Greg Abbott for stopping the execution of death-row inmate Thomas Whitaker shortly before he was to be put to death Feb. 22.
The U.S. Supreme Court sent a death-row case back to the lower courts Jan. 8 in a summary ruling.
Pro-Life preview: Referendum defeats provided anti-death-penalty advocates with a "wake-up call," but they can also point to trends that show capital punishment in "free fall."
A death penalty case argued before the U.S. Supreme Court Oct. 30 examines whether a Texas death-row inmate was given effective counsel when he was sentenced to death in 1997.