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TheAustralian – Eastman Should Be Released, Says Judge – 31 May 2014

The Australian

By Jared Owens – Reporter Canberra

DAVID Harold Eastman, who has served almost 19 years’ jail for the murder of former Australian Federal Police assistant commissioner Colin Winchester, should have his conviction quashed, a judici­al inquiry found.

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Unconstitutional For Oklahoma To Keep Execution Drugs Secret, Says Judge – 27 March 2014

RT logoOklahoma’s capital punishment law has been ruled unconstitutional by a state judge based on a provision that allows officials to withhold the source of execution drugs from inmates.

Under Oklahoma law, there is no way, even through the court system, that an inmate can compel the state to disclose the source of lethal injection drugs. Oklahoma County District Judge Patricia Parrish said this violates the inmates’ constitutional rights.

“I think that the secrecy statute is a violation of due process because access to the courts has been denied,” Parrish ruled, according to AP.

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