- Making News: Doctors' Objections Halt Execution in California
An execution scheduled for California's San Quentin Prison early this morning has been postponed at least until this evening. A federal judge ordered that two doctors be present to make sure that lethal injection was not cruel and unusual punishment under the Constitution, but at the last minute, the doctors walked out. Henry Weinstein covers legal affairs for the Los Angeles Times.
- Reporter's Notebook: Supreme Court Weighs In on Clean Water Act
With Justice Samuel Alito and Chief Justice John Roberts now firmly in place, the US Supreme Court will consider the constitutionality of late-term abortion. That will be sometime next fall. Today, it's hearing a case involving development on private land that could reverse decades of environmental regulations based on the Clean Water Act. David Savage covers the court for the Los Angeles Times.
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