Legal News

Justices decline to block execution of Oklahoma man who sought to challenge lethal-injection method

This article was updated on Dec. 9 at 12:30 p.m. The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a request from an Oklahoma death-row inmate to put his execution on hold while questions about the constitutionality of the state’s lethal-injection protocol are resol

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In “odd” clash of statutory text and habeas precedent, three conservative justices seem undecided

On Wednesday, the court heard oral argument in Shinn v. Ramirez and Jones, two death penalty cases that will determine whether prisoners may develop new evidence to support claims that their lawyers were constitutionally ineffective at trial. The argument

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Announcement of opinions for Friday, December 10

On Friday, December 10, we will be live blogging as the court releases opinions in one or more argued cases from the current term. Click here for a list of FAQs about opinion announcements. The post Announcement of opinions for Friday, December

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