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Saturday, September 19, 2009

"Is a second execution attempt cruel and unusual? A lethal-injection team tried for about two hours to find a usable vein, then gave up; Romell Broom, a convicted rapist-murderer, says another try would be unconstitutional." Carol J. Williams has this article today in The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 02:44 PM by Howard Bashman

"Governor's prison plan seeks more time to reduce inmate population; Schwarzenegger's proposal is submitted to federal judges Friday evening, only hours before the deadline": This article appears today in The Los Angeles Times.

Howard Mintz and Denis C. Theriault of The San Jose Mercury News report today that "Schwarzenegger's prison reduction plan falls short of court order."

Matthew Yi and Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle report that "State fails federal demand to cut prisoners."

And The Sacramento Bee reports that "Governor files 'good faith' prisons plan."
Posted at 02:40 PM by Howard Bashman

"Ruling May Weaken Doping Plans in Pro Sports": The New York Times today contains a front page article that begins, "A federal court ruling has jeopardized the National Football League's ability to enforce its drug-testing program and raised significant doubts about the programs of other professional sports in the United States."

My earlier coverage of the Eighth Circuit's ruling can be accessed here.
Posted at 02:33 PM by Howard Bashman

"Free Speech Battle Arises From Dog Fighting Videos": Today in The New York Times, Adam Liptak has a front page article that begins, "The next great First Amendment battle in the Supreme Court concerns, of all things, dogfight videos."
Posted at 02:20 PM by Howard Bashman

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