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U.S. Supreme Court denies Alabama death row inmate’s appeal

BY: - July 20, 2023

The U.S. Supreme Court early Friday morning allowed the scheduled execution of Alabama death row inmate James Edward Barber to go forward, rejecting his arguments that recent botched executions by the Department of Corrections make lethal injection a form of cruel and unusual punishment. The majority in the 6-3 decision did not explain their reasoning. […]