Judge Clears Way For First Calif. Execution Since 2006

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge has cleared the way for California’s first execution since 2006 after the state revised its lethal injection procedures.

Corrections officials have scheduled the execution of Albert Greenwood Brown for next Wednesday.

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U.S. District Court Judge Jeremy Fogel said Friday that Brown’s execution could move ahead. He cited the state’s extensive efforts to address the court’s concerns that the previous lethal injection procedure was unconstitutional.

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