"If Your Hard Drive Could Testify...":
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Monday's installment of Adam Liptak's "Sidebar" column in The New York Times. Beginning next week, Adam's column will appear on Tuesdays.
"Voter ID Laws Are Set to Face Strictest Test":
The New York Times on Monday will contain an article
that begins, "In April 2006, a federal judge upheld Indiana's law on voter identification, the strictest in the nation, saying there was no evidence that it would prevent any voter from having his ballot counted. But on Election Day last November, Valerie Williams became that evidence, according to lawyers in a case that will be argued Wednesday before the Supreme Court."
"State secrecy clouds supreme court case":
Monday in The Los Angeles Times, Henry Weinstein will have an article
that begins, "The legal battle over lethal injection, which comes before the Supreme Court on Monday, has been conducted in unusual secrecy, with courts permitting states across the country to keep from lawyers and the public precisely how death row inmates are executed."
"Justices to Hear Arguments in Case Challenging Lethal Injections":
Robert Barnes has this article
today in The Washington Post.
The newspaper also contains an editorial entitled "Lethal Injection: Executions should not cause pain."
"Lethal injection case puts US executions on hold":
Patti Waldmeir will have this article
Monday in Financial Times.
The News & Observer of Raleigh, North Carolina yesterday contained an article headlined "Cooper won't support lethal injection case; The attorney general didn't join peers in backing a case the Supreme Court will consider next week."
Today in The San Jose Mercury News, Howard Mintz reports that "California to review use of death penalty in state."
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports today that "State's death verdicts edge up: 2007 reverses recent decline."
James Vicini of Reuters reports that "Court to consider execution by lethal injection."
And CBS News legal analyst Andrew Cohen has an essay entitled "A Mixed Cocktail of Law and Fact."
"US Supreme Court To Resolve AT&T, Sprint Payphone-Fee Dispute":
Mark H. Anderson of Dow Jones Newswires provides this report
"Lethal injections: U.S. Supreme Court takes up death-penalty logjam; On Monday, the court hears arguments on whether Kentucky's lethal injection is too painful."
Warren Richey will have this article
Monday in The Christian Science Monitor.
The Louisville Courier-Journal today contains articles headlined "Baze unapologetic about shootings or fighting for life now" and "Some say it can be inhumane, but others argue it has safeguards."
And The Dallas Morning News reports today that "Case on execution method's pain risk reaches Supreme Court; Question of risks with lethal injection methods reaches Supreme Court."
"What not to say to a judge":
Yesterday's edition of The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg, South Carolina contained an article
that begins, "The South Carolina Appellate Court has handed down a decision that upheld a circuit court judge's 2005 contempt ruling after a St. Matthews woman instructed the judge to kiss her derriere. Judith Law will serve extra time in jail after losing an appeal on a 2005 contempt-of-court charge for offering the written instruction to a circuit court judge."
You can access last month's unpublished ruling of the South Carolina Court of Appeals at this link.
"Roy Englert, attorney arguing case for Kentucky's lethal injection law, and Ty Alper, attorney for death row inmates, explain Baze v. Rees, the lethal injection case to be argued on Monday at the U.S. Supreme Court": This segment
(RealPlayer required) appeared on today's broadcast of C-SPAN's "Washington Journal
"Court Takes Up Lethal Injection Case":
Mark Sherman of The Associated Press provides this report