Monday, April 17, 2017

BREAKING: Supreme Court blocks Arkansas' request to execute its first prisoners since 2005

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  The Supreme Court rejected the first of at least six executions planned in Arkansas over the next two weeks after a dizzying day of state and federal court disputes about lethal injection drugs, mental health claims and the right to legal representation. The justices' action represented a setback for Arkansas officials as they race the clock to execute convicted murderers before the state's supply of a controversial sedative used for executions passes its expiration date.

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