Alabama Criminal Law Round-Up March 15th

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Here are a few of the criminal law stories that occurred around the state of Alabama this past week:

Alabama Criminal Law Round-Up March 15th

Alabama Criminal Law Round September 20th

Here are a few of the criminal law stories that occurred around the state of Alabama this past week:

Alabama Criminal Law Round September 20th

Alabama Criminal Law Round-Up August 10th

Here are a few of the criminal law stories that occurred around the state of Alabama this past week:

Alabama Criminal Law Round-Up August 10th

Alabama Criminal Law Round-Up June 15th

Here are a few of the criminal law stories that occurred around the state of Alabama this past week:

Alabama Criminal Law Round-Up June 15th

Lethal Injection Drugs in South Carolina & Alabama

A blog I follow — the Sentencing Law and Policy Blog — had an interesting recent post of note…

The article looks at how both South Carolina and federal prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Dylann Roof’s allegedly race-based, mass shooting at a Charleston church in 2015. This case poses a unique situation since this is the first modern case where both state and federal want execution after both rejected Roof’s plea to serve life in prison. However, with South Carolina running out of the drugs used for lethal injections in 2013 and manufacturers recently cutting off supplies of the drug to the states, prosecutors could be waiting a long time for Roof’s punishment to be fulfilled even if he is condemned to death by the jury.

Alabama faced a similar issue when the production of the first drug used in the three-drug cocktail of the state’s lethal injection, sodium thiopental, was halted by the manufacturer. Several other drug companies such as Pfizer and Akorn have stopped selling drugs used in executions to state prisons. These decisions have significantly slowed down executions in states using the death penalty and has led to a myriad of new legal challenges under the Eight Amendment’s ban on “cruel and unusual punishment.” The state is currently working to use compounding pharmacies that will make customized batches of drugs, but they have had difficulties with their recent recruitment attempts.

Lethal Injection Drugs in South Carolina & Alabama

Alabama Criminal Law Round-Up March 30th

Here are a few of the criminal law stories that occurred around the state of Alabama this past week:

  • A verbal altercation at the intersection of Alabama 216 and I 20/59 led to the death of a 39-year-old male. Though originally thought to be self-defense, McCalla man, Matthew Brent Wilson, has been charged with capital murder after probable cause was found.
  • Madison County drug agents arrested two Huntsville brothers on Monday. Police seized steroids, a pound of marijuana and 12 grams of heroin.
  • Police continued “Operation Crack down” in Brookside this past weekend. Suspect Anthony Lukeen Edwards faces charges for menacing, three counts of distribution of a controlled substance (three counts), attempting to elude, resisting arrest and others.
Alabama Criminal Law Round-Up March 30th

Alabama Criminal Law Round-Up March 11th

Here are a few of the criminal law stories that occurred around the state of Alabama this past week:

 

Alabama Criminal Law Round-Up March 11th