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Judge halts scheduled executions, says Barr proposal violates law

Attorney General William Barr speaks at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Annual Candlelight Vigil to commemorate new names added to the monument, during a ceremony at the National Mall in Washington, Monday May 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

WASHINGTON — A federal judge late Wednesday halted the four scheduled federal executions, finding that Attorney General William Barr’s July proposal seeking to resume the death penalty after a 16-year moratorium appears to be at odds with federal law. The ...

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Tenn. inmates opt for electric chair over lethal injection

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The inmate’s request was a surprising one, made three days before he was to be executed in October 2018: Edmund Zagorski told the state of Tennessee he’d rather die in the electric chair than receive a lethal ...

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District attorney says no contributions from defense counsel

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Welcome to Monday, the 45th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision. Here are some news items to get your week started. — New York district attorney forgoes campaign contributions from lawyers with business before his office. — ...

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