Court lifts stay, state proceeding with execution of Alabama inmate Doyle Lee
The U.S. Supreme Court has lifted its temporary stay of execution of Doyle Lee
Hamm. Preparations are being made and the execution is expected to proceed in
about 45 minutes.
Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissented in lifting stay and
consideration of certiorari - or review of the case. Justice Breyer respected
denial but says "rather than develop a "constitutional jurisprudence that
focuses upon the special circumstances of the aged," he would reconsider
constitutionality of death penalty itself.
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