Philly DA Krasner Abandoning Old Death Penalty Cases

The moves by Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner to reverse death sentences in years-old convictions have raised concerns among law enforcement officials and victims’ advocates about whether his office has been transparent with victims’ families. Krasner, a former criminal defense attorney, has long made clear his opposition to capital punishment.

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DOJ Drug Opinion Could Encourage Executions

A new Justice Department legal opinion could lead to more executions in the U.S. by easing the availability of drugs used to carry out lethal injections. The opinion says the Food and Drug Administration lacks the authority to regulate drugs or other items used in connection with the death penalty.