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Law enforcement upset with right wing over its attempts to allow and encourage people to carry guns everywhere

“In more than a dozen states with long traditions of robust support for gun ownership rights, and where legislatures have moved to relax gun laws during the past year, the local police have become increasingly vocal in denouncing the measures. They say the new laws expose officers to greater danger and prevent them from doing their jobs effectively,” The New York Times reports.

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Death chamber

U.S. Supreme Court rules Florida’s system for sentencing people to death unconstitutional

In a nearly unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that a Florida law that has given judges the final say over who is put to death is unconstitutional. Juries must decide whether a person is sentenced to death, the Court said, with only Justice Samuel Alito dissenting. Lyle Denniston of SCOTUSBlog has more on the ruling.

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