A lack of lethal injection drugs has led to the postponement, until next month, of two scheduled Oklahoma executions. Sidestepping, at least for now, constitutional claims by two convicted murderers that they are entitled to know the source of the drugs to be used in their executions, a state appeals court ruled (PDF) Tuesday that the executions must be postponed, according to the Los Angeles Times (sub. req.). An admission by the state in a brief filed Monday that it doesn't yet have all the drugs needed to carry out the first scheduled death penalty on Thursday left the state Court of Criminal Appeals
Two executions in Oklahoma have been pushed back a month as the state scrambles to find a source of lethal-injection drugs. The two inmates had filed a lawsuit seeking more information about the drugs... Crime & Courts News Summaries. | Newser
HIGH COURT | The Supreme Court could decide as early as this month whether to get involved in what is shaping up to be a dramatic case about the separation of powers and the president’s ability to make appointments during breaks of the Senate.
"Washington, D.C. — On May 21st, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed a lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in United States District Court for the District of Columbia to compel the agency to initiate a rulemaking procedure to address serious conflicts between the Tax Code’s requirements for section 501(c)(4) groups and implementing IRS regulations. Current IRS regulations grant tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(4) of the Tax Code to groups “primarily engaged” in promoting social welfare. The tax laws, however, require such groups to be “operated exclusively” for social welfare purposes."
Having read the complaint, there might be some merit to this. The standing issue might be a tough one to overcome though. The full complaint as filed in federal district court is available here
A new case in the U.S. Court of Appeals challenges whether DAs ought to be punished for their legal malpractice (Should prosecutors be held liable for their misconduct? - A new case in the U.S. Court of Appeals challenges wheth...
In the Rose Garden on June 4, 2013, President Barack Obama named three nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, a pivotal moment in a long-simmering partisan fight over the nation’s second-most influential court.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A southern New Mexico county announced it reached a $15.5 million settlement to end the legal battle over the case of a man who was held in solitary confinement for two years without a trial and was so neglected that he took out...
Making history last week, the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the 2010 Fair Sentencing Act is retroactive — meaning that thousands of individuals currently imprisoned under the discriminatory 100:1 crack/powder cocaine disparity may...
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