Arkansas officials were preparing for back-to-back lethal injections scheduled for Monday night, in what would be the first double execution by the state in 16 years. State and federal courts have curbed Arkansas’s unprecedented plan to put eight men to death in less than two weeks’ time, but the state was pressing ahead with the scheduled executions of Marcel Williams and Jack Jones. By Monday afternoon, the Arkansas Supreme...
A federal court in Washington, D.C., has unsealed a batch of legal documents that shed light on an early test of a 2015 law the allows companies to challenge gag orders in national security investigations. The dispute began in February 2016, when a service provider asked for judicial review of a gag order preventing the […]
Arkansas put to death a 51-year-old convicted murderer Thursday, the first of eight executions officials had planned to carry out in quick succession this month, before the expiration of the state’s lethal injection drugs. The plan had run into extensive litigation in state and federal courts, where judges have halted half of the scheduled executions. The execution Thursday of Ledell Lee, the first in the state since 2005, had looked unlikely earlier in the day.