Feb. 22




ALABAMA:


Court lifts stay, state proceeding with execution of Alabama inmate Doyle Lee Hamm

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.

(source: al.com)
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