THE FALLEN: A resident of Camden, Ark. rests after clearing trees from his property that were downed by a recent tornado. Beneath the piles of oak trees are the graves of his relatives. The photo was taken by Thomas Hudson, the Little Rock man who helped pull a woman and her child from their submerged vehicle after heavy rains in Little Rock last week. Hudson went to Camden the day after making headlines to help clean up the wreckage from the storm.
Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen ruled today that he had no choice based on a past Arkansas Supreme Court decision but to dismiss a lawsuit by Death Row inmates seeking to challenge the constitutionality of the state's lethal injection process.But the judge did so unhappily with sharp criticism of the Arkansas Supreme Court for failing to address critical points raised in the lawsuit.