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Most death penalty rationales fray under scrutiny

In recent weeks, we’ve seen a criminal executed and another execution is scheduled pending a last-minute review. Every time Arizona doles out the most severe punishment humans have the capacity to inflict on one another, I find myself asking: When criminals are killed for their crimes, what are we hoping will result, and what actually results?

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S1070: what’s blocked, what’s not

U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton on July 28 temporarily suspended major portions of Arizona's new immigration law. Here’s a breakdown of the provisions of S1070 that are blocked, and which parts will take effect July 29.

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