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Will Voters Abolish California’s Death Penalty With Prop. 34?

via Richard K. De Atley, Press Enterprise Voters in November will be asked if they want to get rid of California’s death penalty, currently imposed on 726 inmates — 112 of them from Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The state’s death chamber has gone unused since 2006 because of a judicial review of the lethal … Continue reading

Obama Administration Appeals Ruling Barring Indefinite Detention

via Basil Katz, The Huffington Post Last week, federal prosecutors appealed a U.S. judge’s order barring enforcement of part of a law that permits indefinite military detention for those deemed to have “substantially supported” al Qaeda, the Taliban or “associated forces.” Manhattan federal court Judge Katherine Forrest in May ruled in favor of activists and … Continue reading

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