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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

“Progressives learn the hard way that the Constitution is obstructionist”: Online at The Washington Post, Charles Lane has an op-ed that begins, “President Obama’s plan to transform the U.S. health-care market is once again in trouble. This time, two Republican-appointed judges on a federal appeals court have invalidated a key portion of the program.”

Posted at 11:33 PM by Howard Bashman

“With All Due Deference: Ruling Defends Affirmative Action From New Challenges.” Online at The New York Times, Linda Greenhouse has an essay that begins, “Given the avalanche of world-shaking news since last week, the shrug greeting the latest chapter in the long-running affirmative action saga at the University of Texas is understandable.”

Posted at 11:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“Executions should be by firing squad, federal appeals court judge says”: In Thursday’s edition of The Los Angeles Times, Maura Dolan will have an article that begins, “Days before an Arizona murderer gasped and snorted for more than 90 minutes and died nearly two hours after his execution began, a conservative federal appeals judge called for replacing lethal injection with firing squads, saying the public must acknowledge that executions are ‘brutal, savage events.'”

In related coverage, in Thursday’s edition of The New York Times, Erik Eckholm will have an article headlined “Arizona Takes Nearly 2 Hours to Execute Inmate.”

And The Los Angeles Times has a news update headlined “Arizona inmate dies belatedly in apparently botched execution.”

Posted at 10:23 PM by Howard Bashman

“If Judges Campaign Like Ordinary Politicians, Can We Have Impartial Courts?” Dorothy J. Samuels has this post today at the “Taking Note” blog of The New York Times.

Posted at 8:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began”: The Associated Press has a report that begins, “A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.”

Michael Kiefer and Mariana Dale of The Arizona Republic has a news update headlined “Execution of Arizona murderer takes nearly 2 hours.”

And The Arizona Daily Star has a news update headlined “Execution of Tucson killer takes 2 hours.”

Posted at 8:15 PM by Howard Bashman

“Arizona high court delays planned execution”: The Associated Press has a report that begins, “Arizona’s highest court on Wednesday temporarily halted the execution of a condemned inmate so it could consider a last-minute appeal.”

Michael Kiefer of The Arizona Republic has a news update headlined “Arizona court puts last-minute hold on execution.”

And The Arizona Daily Star has a news update headlined “Tucson killer’s execution delayed.”

Update: A revised AP report issued at 2:48 p.m. eastern time states that Arizona’s highest court has lifted its stay of execution.

Posted at 2:35 PM by Howard Bashman