“Yet the Court has allowed the United States to execute thirteen people in six months under a statutory scheme and regulatory protocol that have received inadequate scrutiny, without resolving the serious claims the condemned individuals raised.”
Justice Sotomayor in #DustinHiggs dissent: “The Court has even intervened to lift stays of execution that lower courts put in place, thereby ensuring those prisoners’ challenges would never receive a meaningful airing.” Read more here:
BREAKING: The Supreme Court allows federal government to proceed with the execution of #DustinHiggs tonight, reversing lower courts that had put the execution on hold. Breyer, Sotomayor & Kagan dissent.
Just In: Fourth Circuit Denies #CoreyJohnson Motion for Rehearing on his Claim of Intellectual Disability that No Court has Ever Heard. Attys to Appeal to SCOTUS before tonight’s scheduled execution. Read strong dissent here: