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Amnesty International asks Alabama to stop upcoming execution by nitrogen hypoxia

JURIST

Amnesty International reiterated its calls to stop the execution of Kenneth Eugene Smith in Alabama by nitrogen hypoxia. While Amnesty International is opposed to the death penalty in all cases, there are specifics about Kenneth Smith’s circumstances that make it even more disturbing that Alabama is willing to carry out this execution.

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Alabama death row inmate challenges nitrogen gas executions in federal lawsuit

JURIST

A death row inmate in Alabama filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the constitutionality of nitrogen gas executions. The US Supreme Court allowed Alabama to execute a person with nitrogen gas for the first time last month. ” Bernard E.

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Alabama Senate approves bill to place politically-appointed board in charge of archives department

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The Alabama Senate approved a bill on Wednesday that puts a politically-appointed board in charge of the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH), as well as a bill that makes it easier for municipalities to fire members of a local library’s board of directors.

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Alabama executes Kenneth Smith by nitrogen gas after US Supreme Court rejects final appeal

JURIST

Alabama inmate Kenneth Eugene Smith was executed Thursday night by nitrogen hypoxia after the US Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision , declined to intervene in the state’s second attempt to execute an inmate who had previously survived a botched lethal injection.

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US federal judge allows Alabama to execute prisoner by nitrogen gas

JURIST

A federal judge in Alabama ruled on Wednesday that the state can proceed to use nitrogen gas in the execution of Kenneth Smith. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall then filed a motion to administer death by means of nitrogen hypoxia. In the Middle District of Alabama, however, Judge R. Austin Huffaker Jr.

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Federal court chooses new Alabama congressional districts map after gerrymandering challenge

JURIST

A three-judge panel in Alabama chose a new congressional district map on Thursday in response to a lawsuit arguing that the Alabama legislature’s congressional map was racially gerrymandered. The plaintiffs claimed the Alabama legislature drew the state’s congressional maps in a way that racially gerrymandered.

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Alabama Declares Frozen Embryos Are Children, Creating Nightmare Rule Against Perpetuities Hypo

Above The Law

The Alabama bar exam is about to get lit. The post Alabama Declares Frozen Embryos Are Children, Creating Nightmare Rule Against Perpetuities Hypo appeared first on Above the Law.

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