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Justices allow Texas execution to go forward

Last night the Supreme Court declined to block the execution of Texas inmate Abel Revilla Ochoa, which was scheduled for yesterday. Ochoa was convicted and sentenced to death after he shot and killed his wife and two daughters, along with two other family members, in 2002. There were no recorded dissents from the ruling. Ochoa…
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Justices allow Georgia’s execution of Donnie Cleveland Lance to proceed

The Supreme Court tonight refused to block the execution of Donnie Cleveland Lance, who was sentenced to death for the 1997 murders of Sabrina “Joy” Lance and Dwight “Butch” Wood Jr. Georgia was scheduled to execute Lance at 7 p.m. EST. The post Justices allow Georgia’s execution of Donnie Cleveland Lance to proceed appeared first…
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Justices allow Texas’ execution of Travis Runnels to go forward

The Supreme Court this evening refused to block the execution of Travis Runnels, who was sentenced to death for the 2003 prison murder of Stanley Riley. Texas was scheduled to execute Runnels at 6 pm CT. The post Justices allow Texas’ execution of Travis Runnels to go forward appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
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Justices refuse to block execution of Lee Hall

The Supreme Court this evening refused to block the execution of Lee Hall (also known as Leroy Hall Jr.), who was sentenced to death for the 1991 murder of Traci Crozier. Tennessee plans to execute Hall by electric chair tonight at 7 p.m. CT. The post Justices refuse to block execution of Lee Hall appeared…
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Justices refuse to allow federal government to carry out executions for...

Tonight the Supreme Court turned down a request from the federal government to allow the executions of four federal inmates to go forward. The first execution, of inmate Daniel Lee, had originally been scheduled for next Monday morning, but the government urged the justices to allow the executions to proceed, even if it would mean…
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Justices refuse to block execution of Ray Jefferson Cromartie

The Supreme Court last night denied both applications (here and here) to block the execution of Ray Jefferson Cromartie, who was sentenced to death for the 1994 murder of Richard Slysz. Georgia was set to execute Cromartie by lethal injection at 7:00 p.m. EST yesterday, but the state was delayed over three hours while his…
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Court allows execution of South Dakota inmate to move forward

The justices refused to halt the execution of South Dakota inmate Charles Rhines, who was sentenced to death for the 1992 murder of Donnivan Schaeffer during the burglary of a donut shop in Rapid City. Rhines had been scheduled to die this afternoon, but news reports indicated that the state had postponed his execution until…
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Justices refuse to block Texas’ execution of Robert Sparks

The Supreme Court cleared the way for the execution of Robert Sparks, who has been sentenced to die by lethal injection in Texas for the brutal triple murder of his wife and two stepsons. There were no recorded dissents from tonight’s order, which denied both Sparks’ petition for review of the lower court’s ruling against…
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Court declines to block Texas execution

The Supreme Court this evening denied the application for a stay of execution and the petition for a writ of certiorari filed by Billy Jack Crutsinger. Texas executed Crutsinger, who was sentenced to death for the 2003 murders of Pearl Magouirk and her daughter, Patricia Syren, by lethal injection tonight just after 6:00 p.m. CT. Justice Sonia Sotomayor…
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Habeas corpus denied in Swearingen v. Texas

The Supreme Court this evening denied the application for stay of execution and petition for a writ of habeas corpus filed by Larry Swearingen in the capital case Swearingen v. Texas, 19-5640. Texas executed Swearingen, who was sentenced to death for the 1998 murder of Melissa Trotter, by lethal injection at 6:35 p.m. CDT. The…