The Daily Populous

Tuesday November 22nd, 2022 morning edition

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Gov. Kay Ivey speaks to supporters at her watch party after Alabama voted in midterm elections, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Montgomery, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt).

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey sought a pause in executions and ordered a “top-to-bottom” review of the state’s capital punishment system Monday after an unprecedented third failed lethal injection .

Ivey also requested that Marshall not seek additional execution dates for any other death row inmates until the review is complete.

The Death Penalty Information Center, an anti-death-penalty group with a large database on executions, said no state other than Alabama has had to halt an execution in progress since 2017, when Ohio halted Alva Campbell’s lethal injection because workers couldn’t find a vein.

Alabama in 2018 called off the execution of Doyle Hamm because of problems getting the intravenous line connected.

Alabama should have imposed an execution moratorium after Hamm’s failed execution for the benefit of everyone, said Bernard Harcourt, an attorney who represented Hamm for years.

The trauma of these executions extend widely to everyone that they touch,” Harcourt said. »

Oregon Governor Issues Marijuana Pardons For 45,000 People

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I am pardoning these prior Oregon offenses, an act that will impact an estimated 45,000 individuals.

Pardons typically provide more limited relief than expungements, but the governor said the the Oregon Judicial Department will additionally be working with courts to formally seal all applicable possession records.

For example, nine congressional lawmakers sent a letter to Biden last week, imploring him to extend his pardons include immigrants who have citizenship status issues. »

Assassin's Creed Valhalla headed to Steam

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"Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Anno 1800 and Roller Champions are among the Ubisoft titles that will be releasing on Steam.".

Assassin's Creed Valhalla originally launched for PC via Ubisoft Connect and the Epic Games Store back in 2020.

This patch will also signal an end to the game's rotating seasonal festivals, and will not add a New Games Plus mode. »

Opinion | Beware, DeSantis is as much a threat to America as Trump

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If you believe Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis would be a less dangerous presidential candidate than former president Donald Trump, take a moment to consider the recent ruling striking down DeSantis’s “Stop WOKE Act.”

He dryly continued, “Defendants argue that, under this Act, professors enjoy ‘academic freedom’ so long as they express only those viewpoints of which the State approves.”.

Walker is the same judge who struck down another DeSantis assault on the First Amendment — his vague anti-riot law to quell demonstrations. »

Democrats Win Pennsylvania State House Majority In Shocking Upset

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State Rep. Joanna McClinton (D) is likely to become the first Black woman to serve as speaker of the Pennsylvania House, after Democrats unexpectedly won the majority in the chamber.

Democrats have flipped the Pennsylvania state House of Representatives, unexpectedly gaining control of the legislative chamber for the first time in a decade.

State Democrats entered the 2022 midterms needing to flip 12 seats in order to take away the Pennsylvania House majority from Republicans. »