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Supreme Court to consider if two death-row inmates get new hearings

The Supreme Court said it will consider whether two Arizona death-row inmates should get new hearings on claims that attorneys who represented them decades ago failed to present evidence that could have spared them. A federal appeals court agreed that David Ramirez’s attorney failed to present evidence of a “truly deplorable” childhood and intellectual disability

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Action on missing, murdered women legislation caps years of advocacy

Native American advocates and victim’s families have worked for years to draw attention to Indian Country’s epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women. The federal government finally passed legislation that could help do something about it. The House gave final approval this week to two bills, Savanna’s Act and the Not Invisible Act, that would

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