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Judge Stands by Order to Videotape Georgia Execution:  Bill Rankin of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Superior Court Judge Bensonetta Tipton Lane upheld her order to allow the videotaping of tonight's execution of Georgia death row inmate Andrew DeYoung.  Judge Lane ordered that the execution be taped after hearing claims that the state's lethal injection process caused unnecessary pain.  The state Attorney General sought to block the videotaping, arguing that the order may conflict with state law and interfere with security.  DeYoung was sentenced to death for the 1993 stabbing deaths of his parents and 14-year-old sister.  If carried out, the taping of DeYoung's execution will be the first such recording in almost two decades. 

California County Agrees to Minimize Collaboration with Feds:  The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office reached a settlement in a 2008 lawsuit accusing its officers of unlawfully detaining illegal immigrations, reports Brett Wilkison of The Press Democrat (CA).  As part of the settlement, the sheriff's office agreed to minimize collaboration with federal operations and programs that target law-abiding illegal immigrants, promising that before any local-federal cooperation takes place, federal authorities must agree not to arrest illegal immigrants solely for civil immigration or minor traffic violations.  The sheriff's office also agreed to consider accepting identification cards from the Mexican consulate as a way to avoid arrests for lack of a valid ID.

Prison Resumes Forcible Medication of Tuscon Shooter, Attorneys Say: Attorneys for accused Tuscon shooter Jared Loughner say prison officials have resumed forcibly medicating their client on an emergency basis, reports the AP.  In filings submitted to the Ninth Circuit today, Loughner's attorneys say this violates an earlier order by that court to halt forced medication pending the outcome of his appeal on the issue.

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If you read the agreement with the ACLU, the Sheriff agrees to prohibit informing ICE of detentions of illegal aliens and to prohibit employees from doing so, which is a violation of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996.

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