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The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Tuesday reversed a lower court’s decision allowing the US Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to withhold the names of its pentobarbital suppliers. BOP withheld the names of the pentobarbital suppliers, claiming justification under Exemption 4 of FOIA, which allows the government to withhold confidential commercial [...]

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Oklahoma Attorney General Gentner Drummond has filed a motion seeking more time between seven upcoming executions to ease the burden on the state’s Department of Corrections (DOC) and allow more time to prepare for executions. The request, filed Tuesday, calls on the court to space out the executions by 60 days, rather than the current [...]

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Oklahoma Department of Corrections Wednesday reversed a decision denying the presence of Scott Eizember’s spiritual advisor at his execution. The reversal of the decision was announced by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections Director Steven Harpe. Eizember’s execution by lethal injection is scheduled for 10 am on Thursday, 12 January. Rev. Jeff Hood was initially denied [...]

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Missouri Tuesday executed Amber McLaughlin, an openly transgender woman, by lethal injection. According to the Death Penalty Information Center, McLaughlin is the first openly transgender person to be executed in the US. Missouri Governor Mike Parson refused to grant clemency stating, “McLaughlin’s conviction and sentence remain after multiple, thorough examinations of Missouri law. McLaughlin stalked, [...]

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“That which is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbor. This is the entire Torah; the rest is commentary…: Rabbi Hillel, Babylonian Talmud, Shabbat 31a Israel’s continuous support for Donald J. Trump represents a grim irony of Jewish history. Even before the latest revelations concerning this former president’s anti-Semitic outbursts (that is, his [...]

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The US Supreme Court Thurday ruled 5-4 that Alabama may carry out the death sentence of inmate Alan Miller through lethal injection rather than Miller’s requested method of nitrogen hypoxia. The Supreme Court lifted a lower court order that would have required Alabama to use nitrogen hypoxia instead of the lethal injection. Justices Sonia Sotomayor, [...]

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