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PBC News & Comment: Powerful Portrayal of Life on Death Row

Cartoon journalist Patrick Chappatte depicts grim life on death row in series of graphics packages in NY Times, must see!....--see the story of Kevin Cooper’s 2004 execution process, which was blocked by the Supreme Court at the last minute

--at The Intercept, Liliana Segura details how Bill Clinton ignored warnings about serious flaws in 1996 crime bill that sharply limited habeas corpus for condemned prisoners

--law professor Jonathan Turley responds to Bill Clinton’s recent dismissal of the FBI email investigation

--Trump remorse sets in as party faithful figure out they’ve been hijacked, even Rush Limbaugh seems chagrined

--in some cases involving unconstitutional Stingray-type surveillance, FBI is telling cops to recreate evidence to avoid disclosure of Stingray

--as FDA announces new rules for e-cigarettes, California enacts new law raising age for tobacco purchase to 21, treats vapers like smokers

--Obama went to Flint, took a sip of water, and gave annoying pep talk to local residents while failing to tell Gov. Snyder to step down; Michael Moore calls Obama out

--in Utah, confusing and unscientific new abortion law takes effect this month, requiring anesthesia for fetus after 20 weeks

--many of the same extreme, anti-abortion lawmakers oppose sensible restrictions on guns; 4 toddlers shot and killed themselves in one week in April as NY Times reports

--in Texas, a “good Samaritan” grabbed his gun in attempt to stop a man who had shot his wife is killed

--California doctor confirms that Prince was addicted to painkillers, but intervention didn’t happen in time