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  • Remember that moment of death penalty sanity in Oklahoma? It went away.

    Score this Secrecy 1, Transparency 0. Earlier this week, the Oklahoma Supreme Court stepped up and issued an indefinite stay of execution for convicted rapist-murderer Clayton Lockett, to provide time to review a lower court ruling that the state's law masking the supplier of execution drugs was unconstitutional.
  • Colorado's governor has Republicans sensing an opportunity

    DENVER -- It turns out John Hickenlooper is not only a Democrat but mortal after all. The first-term Colorado governor enjoyed transcendent popularity in this purple state as he lightly wore his partisanship, pleasing businesses, riling...

    Execution of Chinese street vendor sparks Internet outcry

    BEIJING -- Millions of Chinese took to the Internet to protest the execution of a 37-year-old vendor who had stabbed to death two municipal officials he said arrested and beat him for hawking meat skewers without a license. Xia Junfeng had argued that...

    California will no longer pursue three-drug lethal injections

    California will no longer pursue three-drug lethal injections
    SAN FRANCISCO — California has dropped its legal efforts to win approval of a three-drug method of lethal injection and will instead proposeĀ  single-drug executions, a prisons spokesman said Wednesday. At the direction of Gov. Jerry Brown, the...

    In Florida, timely injustice

    At great political peril, George Ryan did the right thing. Not to canonize the man. After all, the then-governor of Illinois was later imprisoned on corruption charges. But that doesn't change the fact that, in 2000, stung that 13 inmates had been...