SB 1070 hearings; Private prison hearings; Arizona execution

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Another chance to watch next week's appeals court hearing for Arizona's Senate Bill 1070.

The U of A college of law will show the hearing live. It will also be shown at the federal courthouse downtown and on C-SPAN.

The state is appealing a circuit court judge's decision to block key parts of the illegal immigration bill.

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A public hearing held Wednesday night to talk about privately owned prisons in Arizona.

It comes in the wake of this summer's escapes from the Kingman prison, which resulted in a couple being murdered in New Mexico.

About 100 people attended.

Questions and concerns brought up will be presented to the state legislature and the governor.

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After several delays, Arizona death row inmate Jeffrey Landrigan was executed. Landrigan was put to death by lethal injection shortly before 10:30 Tuesday night.

He was scheduled to be executed Tuesday morning, but a judge put it on hold after defense attorneys requested a review one of three drugs used in the procedure that was not USDA approved; however, the U.S. Supreme Court lifted the stay last night.

Before he died Landrigan thanked family and friends who were present. A fan of University of Oklahoma sports, his final words were: "Boomer Sooner."