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Death penalty news and updates

The Nevada Supreme Court has ordered a new penalty hearing for Antoine Williams. According to the Las Vegas Vegas Review Journal, the Court found several aggravators to be invalid based upon its 2004 ruling in McConnell v. State.

Last week the Court affirmed the denial of a post-conviction petition filed by capital defendant Greg Bolin.

Yesterday, the US Supreme Court denied certiorari in Archanian v. Nevada.

The ACLU has issued a report, The Persistent Problem of Racial Disparities in the Federal Death Penalty.

The majority and dissenting opinions in Louisiana v. Snyder, which are the subject of yesterday's cert. grant by the US Supreme Court are available.

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