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Tennessee Senate passes bill reinstating electric chair as execution option

By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE, Tenn (Reuters) – Tennessee’s electric chair would be pressed back into service for executions if the state cannot obtain drugs needed to carry out lethal injections under a bill advanced Wednesday by state lawmakers. The Tennessee Senate voted 23-3 to advance the proposal that would bring…

Tennessee bill protects teachers who challenge evolution and climate change

The state legislature of Tennessee has given legal cover to public school teachers to challenge the science of evolution and climate change, in a move that looks set to deepen a debate about politicisation of the classroom. The bill passed in the Tennessee Senate this week provides legal protection to…

Author of ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill says his legislation is not dead

Tennessee state Senator Stacey Campfield (R) doesn’t think his bill to limit the teaching of sexuality to “natural reproduction” is dead, contrary to the opinion of Gov. Bill Haslam. Haslam told The City Paper that the bill “didn’t pass and probably is never going to pass.” The legislation would prohibit…

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