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Supreme Court with Kavanaugh clears way for Tennessee execution


(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court with new Justice Brett Kavanaugh issued two decisions on Thursday that helped clear the way for Tennessee to execute an inmate convicted of murdering two men in 1983.

Edmund Zagorski, 63, had been set to be executed on Thursday but a few hours before the Supreme Court's decision Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam granted a 10-day reprieve to allow the case to wind itself through the courts and to consider the inmate's request to be put to death by electrocution.

   

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