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Arizona executions put on hold over state snafu with drugs to be used

The state’s plan to execute two death-row inmates as early as this fall were derailed Monday when the Arizona Supreme Court ordered the state to first determine the viability of its execution drugs before pressing ahead. The order came after the state acknowledged that the pentobarbital it planned to use in the executions would only be

Legal Beat

Governor Ducey Appoints Kathryn Hackett King To The Arizona Supreme Court

Governor Doug Ducey today announced the appointment of Kathryn Hackett King, a member of the Arizona Board of Regents and University of Arizona College of Law graduate, to the Arizona Supreme Court. King brings a breadth of private and public experience to the bench, from her background in complex civil litigation to her work in

Elections

Advocates blast Supreme Court decision upholding Arizona election laws

The Supreme Court Thursday rejected claims that Arizona’s ballot-harvesting and out-of-precinct election rules discriminate against minority voters, a ruling that one critic said “takes a sledgehammer” to equal voting protections. The 6-3 ruling said that while the state laws may result in some voters’ ballots being rejected, they do not “exceed the usual burdens of voting” and

Executions

Arizona plans to use gas chamber again, sparking revulsion, disbelief

Reports that Arizona is preparing to execute death row inmates with gas similar to what was used in the Holocaust have brought responses ranging from “concerned” to “horrified,” but the most common reaction was disbelief. “What were they thinking?” asked Robert Dunham, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center, in response to news reports

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