Pair of Controversial Ninth Circuit Picks Grilled by Senators

Two of President Donald Trump’s picks for the Ninth Circuit endured a contentious nomination hearing in the Senate on Wednesday morning, including one who emotionally defended himself after the American Bar Association rated him not qualified because people it interviewed found him “arrogant” and “lazy” and raised concerns he could not be fair to gay and lesbian litigants. 

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Ark. Death-Row Inmates Race to Delay Executions

Lawyers for seven Arkansas inmates set to be executed by lethal injection next week argued in federal court that the state’s hurried schedule and execution protocol amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, in a bid to halt what they call “mass executions.”

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