Arkansas Cases Reflect U.S. Death Penalty’s Troubles

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The difficulties that have frustrated Arkansas’s plan to execute eight prisoners in 10 days are a vivid example of the troubled state of the death penalty, the New York Times reports. “The ship has far too many leaks, large and small, to reach its destination reliably,” said Eric Freedman, a law professor at Hofstra University. “The Arkansas example vividly shows the . . .

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