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Last-minute execution decisions expose wide and bitter rift at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court meets in private to decide last-minute pleas from death-row inmates to stop their executions, and what happens behind the maroon velvet curtains often stays behind the maroon velvet curtains. But that changed Monday, with justices issuing a flurry of explanations and recriminations on cases decided weeks ago. The writings named names ...