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Justice Sotomayor faults Ala. death sentences

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said Monday that partisan political elections for the Alabama courts appear to be driving judges' decisions to impose death sentences, overruling juries that have voted to send defendants to prison for life. Sotomayor made her comments about Alabama in an unusual dissent after she and Justice Stephen Breyer were the only two justices who...

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