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Arizona judge denies bid to halt cyanide executions ahead of May execution

A Maricopa County judge on Monday rejected a bid by the the Jewish Community Relations Council to stop Arizona’s use of cyanide gas in state executions ahead of the planned execution of Clarence Dixon on May 11. ... Read more»

Jewish community group seeks to stop Arizona from performing cyanide gas executions

A Maricopa County judge heard arguments Tuesday in a lawsuit brought by a Jewish community group against Arizona for the state’s continued and planned use of cyanide gas, a Holocaust-style execution method available to Arizona prisoners. ... Read more»

Jewish community group sues Arizona over gas executions

In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Maricopa County Superior Court, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Phoenix is asking a state court to declare executions by cyanide gas — the same gas used to murder people during the Holocaust — unconstitutional. ... Read more»

Arizona’s past with neo-Nazis is colliding with its political present

More and more extremists are becoming politically active, and Republican politicians are increasingly taking up the talking points of white nationalist groups. Some, like Congressman Paul Gosar, R-Prescott, speak at white nationalist conferences. ... Read more»