Bernard Harcourt


In a pleading filed with the US District Court, new details of the execution were revealed: “Thursday evening, February 22, 2018, beginning at around 9:00PM CST, following the United States Supreme Court denial of his application for a stay at approximately 8:40PM CST, the state of Alabama attempted to execute […]

In Unprecedented Development, Eleventh Circuit Injects Itself into State’s Execution Protocol and Orders State of Alabama to Provide Further Protections in Doyle Hamm Execution

In another extraordinary moment in this unprecedented litigation over the special protocol needed for Doyle Hamm because of his lymphatic cancer and venous condition, it is the Eleventh Circuit this time that is interjecting itself right into the state’s method of execution. The Eleventh Circuit orders the state of Alabama […]

Governor Richardson and ICDP Issues Letter Strongly Opposing Execution of Doyle Lee Hamm

Link: Governor Bill Richardson and the International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP), an independent body of international political figures, issued a letter addressed to Alabama Governor Kay Ivey expressing “serious concern” with Alabama’s planned execution of Doyle Lee Hamm, scheduled for February 22, 2018.  The strongly worded letter, […]