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December 5, 2007

SCOTUS keeps execution moratorium in place

As detailed in this SCOTUSblog post, the Justices continue to block every state effort to go forward with lethal injections.  Here's the basics:

The Supreme Court on Wednesday afternoon delayed the execution of Thomas D. Arthur, previously scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday. Arthur has a petition pending (Arthur v. Allen, 07-395) challenging the state’s use of a lethal injection protocol to carry out executions.... The Court in recent weeks has not permitted any execution to proceed when the inmate has sought a stay while challenging lethal injection. It is scheduled to hold a hearing on such challenges on Jan. 7 at 10 a.m.

December 5, 2007 at 06:05 PM | Permalink

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