Jump to content

Arizona Execution Disclosure Case Headed for SCOTUS


Draggingtree

Recommended Posts

Draggingtree

Arizona Execution Disclosure Case Headed for SCOTUS

 

July 21, 2014 3:06 PM | Posted by Kent Scheidegger | 1 Comment

Today's News Scan notes the stay of execution granted by a divided panel of the Ninth Circuit to Arizona murderer Joseph Wood so he can litigate his supposed First Amendment right to information about the source of Arizona's execution drugs. The Ninth swiftly denied rehearing en banc with a dissent joined by 11 of the courts active judges. The split was largely but not entirely on party-of-appointment lines, with Clinton appointee Richard Tallman and Obama appointee John Owens joining the dissent and Bush appointee Richard Clifton not joining it.

I have no doubt this case is headed for the Supreme Court. It might be there already.

Chief Judge Kozinski wrote a quirky dissent saying Scissors-32x32.png

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/2014/07/arizona-execution-disclosure-c.html

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Draggingtree

Court lifts stay in lethal injection challenge

 

By Amy Howe on Jul 22, 2014 at 9:06 pm

Last week a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit granted a request by an Arizona death-row inmate, Joseph Wood, to postpone his execution (scheduled for tomorrow) until he receives information regarding the state’s plans to execute him by lethal injection. The court of appeals stayed the execution until Arizona provided Wood with “the name and provenance of the drugs to be used” and the “qualifications of the medical personnel” who would carry out the execution. Yesterday the en banc Ninth Circuit declined to step in, instead leaving the panel’s stay order in effect. That denial drew a sharp dissent from (among others) Chief Judge Alex Kozinski, who wrote that he had “little doubt that the Supreme Court will thwart this latest attempt to interfere with the State of Arizona’s efforts to carry out its lawful sentence and bring Wood to justice.” Scissors-32x32.png

http://www.scotusblog.com/2014/07/court-lifts-stay-in-lethal-injection-challenge/

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1709500546
×
×
  • Create New...