Judge Postpones Federal Execution of White Supremacist

A federal judge in Indiana temporarily delayed Monday’s scheduled execution of a white supremacist convicted 20 years ago of killing an Arkansas gun dealer and his family. The delay came in response to a request from the murder victims’ family members who fear traveling to witness the execution due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

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Tyler Technologies Sues Oregon’s Biggest County Over Bill for Case-Management Software

After the entire court system of Oregon moved its public records online with software from a private vendor, the county government in Portland hired the same company, Tyler Technologies, to upgrade its criminal docket system. But that initiative hit a $1 million snag that stalled the project and has now sparked a federal lawsuit.

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Virginia Judge at Heart of Monument Takedown Fight Linked to College Op-Ed Blasting Desegregation

Four decades ago, a young man wrote an opinion piece critical of school desegregation and instant voter registration for his college newspaper. That op-ed resurfaced Friday, and Virginians discovered the author is now a Richmond judge who in recent weeks blocked the removal of Confederate monuments during the nationwide re-examination of symbols still tied to the institution of slavery.

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