Death Penalty http://kunc.org en With Death Penalty, How Should States Define Mental Disability? http://kunc.org/post/death-penalty-how-should-states-define-mental-disability Twelve years after banning the execution of the "mentally retarded," the U.S. Supreme Court is examining the question of who qualifies as having mental retardation, for purposes of capital cases, and who does not.<p>In 2002, the high court ruled in <em>Atkins v. Virginia</em> that executing "mentally retarded" people is unconstitutionally cruel and unusual punishment. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 13:10:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg 54407 at http://kunc.org Ohio, Other States Running Out Of Lethal Injection Drug http://kunc.org/post/ohio-other-states-running-out-lethal-injection-drug After Ohio death row inmate Harry Mitts Jr. Wed, 25 Sep 2013 15:41:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 50031 at http://kunc.org Ohio, Other States Running Out Of Lethal Injection Drug Court-Martial To Begin Tuesday In Fort Hood Shooting Rampage http://kunc.org/post/court-martial-begin-tuesday-fort-hood-shooting-rampage Former Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan is charged with opening fire in a troop processing center at Fort Hood, Texas, and killing 13 people and wounding more than 30 others in 2009.<p>Hasan is representing himself in the death penalty case.<p>NPR's Wade Goodwyn tells<em> Morning Edition</em> co-host Renee Montagne that means Hasan will be questioning witnesses he is accused of shooting. Tue, 06 Aug 2013 06:26:00 +0000 47973 at http://kunc.org Court-Martial To Begin Tuesday In Fort Hood Shooting Rampage Jury Rejects Death Penalty For Somali Pirates http://kunc.org/post/jury-rejects-death-penalty-somali-pirates A Virginia jury has recommended life in prison for three Somali pirates convicted of murdering <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/africa/american-missionary-yachters-kidnapped-somalia-pirates">four Americans seized from a sailing yacht</a> off the coast of Africa in 2011.<p>The prosecution had sought the death penalty for <a href="http://www.heraldsun.com.au/archive/news/somali-trio-charged-by-us-in-yacht-murder-of-christian-missionaries/story-e6frf7lx-1226091221769">Ahmed Muse Salad, Abukar Osman Beyle and Shani Nurani Shiekh Abrar</a>, who were convicted last month of piracy, murd Fri, 02 Aug 2013 23:03:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 47870 at http://kunc.org Jury Rejects Death Penalty For Somali Pirates Snowden Wouldn't Face Death Penalty, Holder Tells Russia http://kunc.org/post/snowden-wouldnt-face-death-penalty-holder-tells-russia "The United States would not seek the death penalty for Mr. Fri, 26 Jul 2013 15:37:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 47567 at http://kunc.org Snowden Wouldn't Face Death Penalty, Holder Tells Russia