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Oct 7, 2010

Prison officials have called off the planned execution of Albert Greenwood Brown after a state Supreme Court ruling made it impossible for the lethal injection to take place prior to the expiration of the state's entire supply of the drug used in the injection, the Associated Press reports.

According to the news provider, the last execution to take place in California occurred in January of 2006.

The question of the constitutionality of the state's lethal injection process is now back in the courts after U.S.

Oct 7, 2010

A Milwaukee federal judge has decided to delay ruling on a lawsuit over regulations that require public disclosures for those paying for political advertisements in Wisconsin, BusinessWeek.com reports.

U.S. District Judge Charles Clevert recently ruled that he would wait for the Wisconsin Supreme Court to decide in a similar case, which was brought by tea party and other conservative groups, the news provider said.

Sep 15, 2010

The mayor of Hazleton, Pennsylvania, recently pledged to take an illegal immigrant crackdown case to the U.S. Supreme Court after a federal appeals court ruled that the proposed law could not be enforce, the Associated Press reports.

The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia ruled that Hazleton's Illegal Immigration Relief Act infringed upon the exclusive power of the federal government to regulate immigration, the news provider said.