The future of capital punishment in America appears to be uncertain. The Supreme Court granted a last minute reprieve to Mississippi prisoner Earl Berry, scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on Tuesday. This decision seems to cement a de facto moratorium on all executions until the Supreme Court reviews the legality of lethal injections next year. Read more about this story in the Guardian, the Washington Post, and listen to an NPR radio programme about it, via Slate.
With thanks to AMS student Kirsty Callaghan.