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Lawyers say Arizona not following execution rules

Lawyers for Arizona death-row inmates say the state is ignoring provisions in its own protocol on conducting injection executions.

A trial begun Monday in federal court examines claims that Arizona's execution practices violate inmates' rights by threatening to subject them to unconstitutional pain and suffering.

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Remember to show your work

At yesterday’s IRC meeting, Voting Rights Act consultant Bruce Adelson repeatedly emphasized that DOJ likes to see a lot of debate and discussion about Voting Rights Act districts when contemplating preclearance for new maps.

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McCain: Hispanic vote ‘up for grabs’

Sen. John McCain said Sunday that the potentially powerful Hispanic vote in the upcoming presidential election remains "up for grabs" because neither President Barack Obama nor Republicans have convinced these voters that they are on their side.

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Newt’s turn on the Republican political roller coaster

The Six Flags Great Adventure theme park in New Jersey is home to the Kingda Ka roller coaster.

According to the park’s website, the coaster ranks as tallest in the world, and fastest in North America, with riders rocketing 456 feet high — that’s 45 stories — and then plunging “vertically into a 270-degree spiral.”

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Self preservation: Lawmakers lament recall process, want to make it more difficult (access required)

Still shaken from the successful recall of Senate President Russell Pearce, some lawmakers are seeking to make it more difficult for voters to oust politicians from office.

One Pearce ally plans to sponsor legislation that would require recall organizers to obtain signatures from a majority of registered voters in a district — an unprecedented proposal that would far exceed signature requirements in all other states that allow recalls.

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