The state of Tennessee has executed only six people since 1960. Yet, if Tennessee Attorney General Robert Cooper's office gets its way, they will soon execute nearly twice as many people in fairly rapid succession.
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Tennessee Child Support Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew unilaterally renamed a seven-month-old boy because she objected to the parents' selection of "Messiah." Her reasoning: "The word Messiah is a title and it's a title that has only been earned by one person and that one person is Jesus Christ."