Tag Archives: U.S. Supreme Court

Local News
May 30, 2018

Sports betting case cited in effort to void death penalty

By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger

Attorneys for accused killer Donald Fell are again asking a judge to declare the death penalty unconstitutional, this time citing a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling regarding sports gambling.

Fell’s lawyers, in their filing seeking to overturn the federal…

Local News
July 15, 2016

Rutland hearings begin death penalty review

By Adam Federman, VTDigger.org

RUTLAND — Two weeks of hearings on the constitutionality of the death penalty opened Monday, July 11, in U.S. District Court in a case that has the potential to lead to the first-ever U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the legality of…