Nation Jul 11

A Nevada judge effectively put the execution of a two-time killer on hold Wednesday after a pharmaceutical company objected to the use of one of its drugs to put someone to death.Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers via Getty Images
Nevada judge halts execution after objections from drug company

New Jersey-based Alvogen had urged the judge to block the use of its sedative midazolam, saying the state illegally secured the product through "subterfuge" and intended it for unapproved purposes. The pharmaceutical company also raised fears that the drug could…

Nation Nov 06

File photo of the Supreme Court by Gary Cameron/Reuters
Supreme Court says execution of Alabama inmate can move forward

The court noted that federal courts' review of Madison's case is constrained because of a 1996 law that was intended to limit federal judges' second-guessing of state court decisions. State courts upheld Madison's death sentence, and the Supreme Court, applying…

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