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Jon Herskovitz

Apr 21 2017

Arkansas execution flurry marks early test for new Justice Gorsuch

Newly appointed conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch helped clear the way for Arkansas to hold its first execution in 12 years, a sign of the challenges facing other inmates seeking to block their executions next week.

Apr 21 2017

Arkansas execution flurry marks early test for new Justice Gorsuch

Newly appointed conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch helped clear the way for Arkansas to hold its first execution in 12 years, a sign of the challenges facing other inmates seeking to block their executions next week.

Apr 21 2017

US regulators block Texas, Arizona over import of execution drug

A U.S. regulatory agency told Texas and Arizona that more than a thousand vials of drugs they ordered for executions in their states from India in 2015, and seized by U.S. Customs, will not be released to them, an official said on Thursday.

Apr 20 2017

U.S. regulators block Texas, Arizona over import of execution drug

A U.S. regulatory agency told Texas and Arizona that more than a thousand vials of drugs they ordered for executions in their states from India in 2015, and seized by U.S. Customs, will not be released to them, an official said on Thursday.

Apr 20 2017

US regulators block Texas, Arizona over import of execution drug

April 20 A U.S. regulatory agency told Texas and Arizona that more than a thousand vials of drugs they ordered for executions in their states from India in 2015, and seized by U.S. Customs, will not be released to them, an official said on Thursday.

Apr 19 2017

Texas ordered to pay $600,000 to same-sex couples who defeated state ban

AUSTIN, Texas A federal appeals court ordered Texas on Wednesday to pay about $600,000 to cover the legal fees for two same-sex couples who defeated the state's ban on same-sex marriage in a protracted court battle.

Apr 19 2017

Company sues Arkansas, charging fraud over lethal injection drugs

U.S. drug wholesaler McKesson Medical-Surgical Inc sued Arkansas a second time on Tuesday, saying the state acted fraudulently in obtaining a drug it intends to administer in a record number of executions this month and demanding it not use the batch to kill people.

Apr 18 2017

Company sues Arkansas, charging fraud over lethal injection drugs

A major U.S. pharmaceutical firm sued Arkansas again over capital punishment on Tuesday, claiming prison officials fraudulently obtained a muscle relaxant to administer in several executions and demanding the drug in question be confiscated from the state.

Apr 11 2017

Condom-clogged pipe provides police clue in cracking Texas brothel

AUSTIN, Texas Hundreds of condoms that clogged a city sewer pipe led police to raid a massage parlor in Texas and arrest two people for prostitution and other crimes, police documents released on Tuesday showed.

Apr 06 2017

U.S. judge halts one of eight unprecedented Arkansas executions

A U.S. judge on Thursday halted one of the eight executions Arkansas plans over 11 days in the second half of April, saying the expedited schedule does not allow proper time for considering that inmate's clemency.

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