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Forgetting the Meaning of Cruel and Unusual, Utah GOPer Calls for Return of Firing Squads

Forgetting the Meaning of Cruel and Unusual, Utah GOPer Calls for Return of Firing Squads
Republicans are coming up with all sorts of novel ideas now that lethal injection drugs are more and more scarce. Well, not novel so much as reaching back to the more vicious forms of execution from our past in this case. Utah GOPer Paul Ray wants firing squads to make a reappearance.
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Supreme Court Says IQ-Test for Death Row Inmates Is Unconstitutional

Supreme Court Says IQ-Test for Death Row Inmates Is Unconstitutional
Virginia, Kentucky and Florida were called out in yesterday's Supreme Court decision that gave greater protection to death row inmates seeking to prove they should not be executed because they are intellectually disabled. The court ruled 5 to 4 that state laws that draw a bright line on IQ-test results are unconstitutional.
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Woman Faces Execution for Murder Her Son has Repeatedly Confessed to

Woman Faces Execution for Murder Her Son has Repeatedly Confessed to
Unless the courts or its governor steps in, a Mississippi woman will be executed for murder her son has repeatedly confessed to committing.
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MS Court Blocks Execution Following Rejected DNA Tests and FBI’s Admission of Error

MS Court Blocks Execution Following Rejected DNA Tests and FBI’s Admission of Error
The Mississippi Supreme Court has indefinitely delayed Tuesday's scheduled execution of Willie Jerome Manning amid questions involving evidence in the case, intervening hours before he was set to die for the slayings of two college students.
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