Federal Judge Permits First-Ever Nitrogen Gas Execution

He denies an injunction to stop the experimental method of execution. District Judge R. Austin Huffaker ruled that the state of Alabama could proceed with the first known…

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Supreme Court Rejects Juvenile Sentencing Limits

The Constitution’s Eighth Amendment was the focus of arguments. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a defendant can be sentenced to life without parole for a homicide…

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Supreme Court Hears Tuesday Cases

Cases deal with Eighth Amendment and minimum sentences.  On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the cases of Jones v. Mississippi and Borden v. United States.…

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