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Tuesday, January 06, 2004

I've heard of people going to extraordinary lengths to pursue courtroom appeals, but surely ....

Judge Blocks One of Two Ark. Executions
By DAVID HAMMER, Associated Press Writer

VARNER, Ark. - A judge blocked one of two executions scheduled in Arkansas Tuesday night, sparing a man convicted of murdering his 12-year-old niece so he could pursue appeals in federal court.


You see what you get from punctuational parsimony? Isn't there a permissive comma in the house at A.P.?
All right then, smartypants, so what would you call a comma that makes an adverbial clause non-restrictive? Relaxatory? Loosening? Emancipatory? Disengaging?
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