Alabama extends time for executions, ends automatic review


              FILE - Bryan Stevenson speaks at a news conference in Montgomery, Ala., April 23, 2018. Stevenson, founder of the non-profit Equal Justice Initiative, said that nearly 40% of the reversals in Alabama death penalty cases have come under the plain error review. He said the rule has been in place since the death penalty was reinstated in Alabama in 1976, and its repeal is “shocking.” (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
            
              Governor Kay Ivey is sworn in as the 54th Governor of Alabama during a ceremony on the steps of the Alabama State Capital Monday, Jan. 16, 2023, in Montgomery, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
Alabama extends time for executions, ends automatic review