High court blocks another execution

Yesterday afternoon, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the execution of yet another death row inmate as it prepares this term to determine whether a three-drug lethal injection cocktail amounts to an unconstitutionally cruel and unusual punishment in the case Baze v. Rees. [PDF file]

Less than a day before he was to be executed, Alabama inmate Thomas Arthur was granted a stay by the nation’s highest court. The Associated Press has more here. The Court’s order can be found here. [PDF file]

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