Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Court Decisions Force Arkansas to Halt Executions of Eight Men



VARNER, Ark. — After a pair of court defeats, the state of Arkansas was forced late Monday to abandon its plan to carry out its first execution in more than a decade. The canceled execution of a condemned prisoner here was a significant setback for the state, which had sought to put eight men to death this month, before its stock of a lethal injection drug expired
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On Monday afternoon, the State Supreme Court stayed the execution of Don W. Davis, who was convicted more than a quarter-century ago of a murder in northwestern Arkansas. Then, about 15 minutes before Mr. Davis’s death warrant was due to expire, the United States Supreme Court refused to overrule the Arkansas jurists, who had voted 4 to 3 to halt the execution.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/17/us/mondays-arkansas-execution-halted-by-state-justices.html

JG: A big loss for the blood thirsty USA capitalists.

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