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.


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.


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."