University of Alabama Birmingham pauses IVF treatments after court ruling

BY: - February 22, 2024

Alabama Supreme Court Justice Jay Mitchell, writing for the majority, said that there was no exception for frozen embryos under an 1872 law known as the Wrongful Death of a Child Act, allowing civil lawsuits for the deaths of children, or under a 2018 state constitutional amendment that required the state to “ensure the protection of the rights of the unborn child.”

Gov. Shapiro criticizes Alabama execution of inmate by nitrogen gas

BY: - January 26, 2024

“Our Commonwealth should not be in the business of putting people to death,” Shapiro said, reaffirming a commitment to not approve death warrants.

The U.S. Supreme Court released a new ethics code on Monday, Nov. 13, 2023 but Sen. Dick Durbin, chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said the new rules “fall short of what we could and should expect when a Supreme Court issues a code of conduct.” (Al Drago/Getty Images)

U.S. Supreme Court allows nitrogen execution of Kenneth Eugene Smith to proceed

BY: - January 25, 2024

The state attempted to kill Smith by lethal injection in November 2022, but the execution was called off after Department of Corrections staff failed to establish a second intravenous line needed to administer the lethal drugs.