Alabama execution canceled due to time and medical concerns

Alabama execution canceled due to time and medical concerns

ATMORE, ala. — Alabama officials canceled Thursday’s lethal injection of a man convicted of a 1999 workplace shooting due to time constraints and difficulties accessing the inmate’s veins. Alabama Corrections Commissioner John Hamm said the state has halted the planned execution of Alan Miller after determining they could not get the lethal injection before the … Read more

Ex-Police Officer Thomas Lane Risks Conviction For George Floyd’s Murder

Ex-Police Officer Thomas Lane Risks Conviction For George Floyd’s Murder

ST. PAUL, Min. – Former Minneapolis police officer Thomas Lane is hoping for a sentence on Thursday that will see him released after just two years in prison for his role in the murder of George Floyd. His attorney, Earl Grey, has argued that the rookie was the least guilty of the four officers involved … Read more

Judicial fighting continues in the south after Roe .’s decision

Judicial fighting continues in the south after Roe .’s decision

JACKSON, Miss — Lawyers debated abortion laws in three southern states on Tuesday in response to the US Supreme Court ruling that gave states the power to restrict or prohibit termination of pregnancies. In Mississippi, a judge rejected a request by the state’s only abortion clinic to temporarily block a state law that would ban … Read more

Justices limit 2020 ruling on tribal lands in Oklahoma

Justices limit 2020 ruling on tribal lands in Oklahoma

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that Oklahoma can prosecute non-Native Americans for crimes committed on tribal land when the victim is Native American. The 5-4 decision cut back on the high court’s ruling from 2020 that said a large chunk of eastern Oklahoma remains an American Indian reservation. The first decision … Read more

Court kills Flint water charges against ex-governor, others

Court kills Flint water charges against ex-governor, others

DETROIT – Charges against former Gov. Rick Snyder and others in the Flint water scandal must be dismissed after the Michigan Supreme Court said Tuesday that a judge had no power to issue indictments under a century-old, rarely used law. It’s an astonishing defeat for Attorney General Dana Nessel, who took office in 2019, got … Read more