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Kill for us, New Hampshire, ordered a federal judge in Massachusetts who had a choice of states to execute triple murderer Gary Lee Sampson. Massachusetts law prohibits capital punishment. But Sampson was convicted under a federal death penalty law. U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf said he chose the “Live Free or Die” state partly so that future appeals could be consolidated in the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals … Florida’s statewide ban on gay adoption has been upheld, as a federal appeals court rejected a challenge by four gay men looking to adopt kids they’re already raising. A three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that any fight against the 1977 law — the only one of its kind in the nation — belongs in the legislature … An anonymous tip is enough to justify testing an inmate for drugs, a New Jersey appeals court has ruled. A three-judge panel of the Appellate Division of Superior Court found that such testing did not constitute an unreasonable search and seizure … What could be the second-biggest mutual fund settlement with U.S. regulators edged closer as Sun Life Financial announced it would take a $211 million charge to cover the anticipated costs of appeasing regulators. The Canadian company’s Massachusetts Financial Services has faced scrutiny from the SEC and New York AG Eliot Spitzer for improper trading … Wearing a bumblebee costume to court worked no special magic for a Kansas man protesting what he termed a “sting” by prosecutors. Though Conrad J. Braun escaped a citation for contempt, he learned he would face trial in May on charges of blackmailing his ex-wife’s husband. – Lori Patel

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