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SCOTUS Denies Stay of Florida Execution – Breyer Dissents

Approximately 2 hours and thirty minutes after the Miami Herald ran a story saying the State of Florida had executed Manuel Valle, a story picked up by news outlets around the country, the United States Supreme Court denied a stay … Continue reading

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Why The Execution Of A White Supremacist Murderer Matters Too

By Ty Alper, cross-posted from Huffington Post Lawrence Russell Brewer Wednesday night, two men were executed. Georgia executed Troy Davis, an African-American man whose guilt in the 1989 murder of a white police officer was very much in doubt. And … Continue reading

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Supreme Court stays Texas execution

[JURIST] US Supreme Court [official website] Justice Antonin Scalia on Thursday ordered a stay of execution [text, PDF] for Duane Buck, a convicted murderer in Texas, pending a determination on whether to grant certiorari [writ text, PDF] in the case. … Continue reading

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Germany urges EU export ban on execution drug

[JURIST] Germany urged the European Union (EU) [official website] on Friday to impose an export ban on a drug used for lethal injections [JURIST news archive] in several US states. Germany’s human rights commissioner, Markus Loening, requested that the drug … Continue reading

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Rights group accuses Iran of ‘execution binge’

[JURIST] Iran is on an “execution binge,” killing one prisoner every eight hours, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran [advocacy website] said in a statement [text] released on Sunday. Forty-seven prisoners have reportedly been executed in Iran since … Continue reading

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