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March 20, 2007

SCOTUS refuses to vacate stay of Ohio execution

ODPI has been providing on-going coverage of Ohio's efforts to have Kenneth Biros executed today; it now this Supreme Court's order which denies Ohio's application to lift the lower court stay currently in place.  This likely means a new execution date will have to be set for Biros, and I suspect that is now not likely to happen until the chaotic on-going 1983 lethal injection litigation reaches some stable resolution.

Meanwhile, as StandDown Texas reports here, Texas is ready to go forward with its ninth lethal injection execution of 2007.  Background on the defendant and the crime can be found in this newspaper story.

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UPDATE:  This AP story provides a somewhat misleading headline and description of SCOTUS' work here.

March 20, 2007 at 04:58 PM | Permalink

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