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15 hrs ago | Chattanoogan.com

Dennis Norwood: Whose Country Is It, Anyhow?

While perusing my Internet news feeds recently I came across a story that while perhaps a bit dated, still grabbed my attention.

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19 hrs ago | Medford Mail Tribune

Court orders re-evaluation of Ashland thinning

The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a Medford U.S. District Court judge needs to take a closer look at a forest-thinning project in the Ashland watershed and whether it is violating forest standards concerning soil erosion.

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23 hrs ago | KTAR

Appeals court upholds conviction in El Grande Market triple murder

A federal appeals court Friday upheld Martin Fong Soto's murder and robbery convictions in the 1992 robbery at El Grande Market in Tucson that left three people dead.

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Yesterday | Albany Times Union

Arizona execution renews debate over methods

In this undated file photo provided by the Arizona Department of Corrections, an unidentified Arizona Corrections Officer adjusts the straps on the gurney used for lethal injections at the Arizona State Prison at Florence, Ariz.

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Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons, US News, Death Penalty

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Las Vegas Sun

Ex-lobbyist Whittemore aims to stay out of prison amid appeal

Lawyers for former Nevada developer and political power broker Harvey Whittemore are asking a federal appeals court to allow him to stay out of prison while he appeals his campaign finance conviction.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Federal Prisons, Prison

San Francisco Bay View

California's death penalty is cruel, unusual and 'arbitrary'

A federal judge issued a stunning decision July 16, holding that the dysfunctional administration of California's death penalty violates the Eighth Amendment's prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment.

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Related Topix: California, Death Penalty, Prison, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, US News

KHQ-TV Spokane

Idaho logging operation temporarily halted

A logging project that has just started in the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest in northern Idaho has been temporarily halted by court action.

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Boise Weekly

Temporary Reprieve for St. Luke's in Saltzer Merger Mess

Officials at St. Luke's Health System cheered the news Friday when the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said St. Luke's could hold onto the Saltzer Medical Group ... at least, temporarily.

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Daily Kos

Can Society Stomach Splatter?

The surreal national debate over the death penalty reached a climax of sorts Wednesday afternoon in a prison execution chamber in Florence, Ariz [over the execution of double murderer Joseph Wood].... "The death penalty simply has no place in this country," said Brian Stull, an attorney for the ACLU's Capital Punishment Project.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, US News

SFGate

Life sentences from 1992 Tucson homicide upheld

A federal appeals court has refused to overturn the conviction of a man linked a 1992 robbery and triple murder in Tucson.

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NewsTarget.com

Judge advocates firing squad to get around problems of using drugs to kill convicted murderers

On Dec. 7, 1982, Texas became the first state to authorize lethal injection to kill convicted murderers.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, US News

Fri Jul 25, 2014

SFGate

Drakes Bay Oyster Co. gets reprieve

A customer enters the Oyster Shack at Drakes Bay Oyster Co. on July 10, 2014 in Inverness, California.

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Related Topix: Inverness, CA, US News, US Supreme Court

JD Supra

Change To Handbook Arbitration Policy - Adding Class Action...

On the same day that the California Supreme Court issued Iskanian , another important ruling with respect to class action arbitration waivers was issued by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Cleveland.com

Douglas Prade, former Akron police captain convicted of murdering wife, set for hearing...

The former Akron police captain accused of killing his wife in 1997 is scheduled for a hearing today, two days after the Ohio Supreme Court denied hearing his appeal.

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Related Topix: Akron, OH, Violent Crime, US News

The Washington Post

Paywall reprieve: Volokh content will be free and easy for everyone...

As I mentioned when the blog moved to The Washington Post , we are unfortunately scheduled to be placed behind The Post's rather permeable paywall.

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US News & World Report

Arizona Botches Lethal Injection Execution of Joseph Wood, Pundits React

On Wednesday the execution of an Arizona inmate took nearly two hours ; the process usually takes just 10 minutes.

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Daily Kos

If you're going to execute people, do it properly

Yes, I was a morbid kid. Even though the last hangings in my Canadian homeland were probably a week or two before I was conceived, I've always had a great interest in capital punishment.

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Related Topix: Prison, US News, Liberal Political News

Thu Jul 24, 2014

JD Supra

Ninth Circuit Defines Vicarious Liability Standard Under the TCPA

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently affirmed a US District Court for the Central District of California decision dismissing a Telephone Consumer Protection Act claim.

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Prince George Citizen

US judge argues for replacing flawed lethal injection executions with firing squad

Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Alex Kozinski poses for a portrait in the lobby of a Washington office building, Thursday, July 24, 2014.

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The Economist

The death penalty in California: Cruel and unusual

THERE are two reasons for arguing that the death penalty is a "cruel and unusual punishment", and thus unconstitutional.

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Related Topix: California, Death Penalty, Prison, US News

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