CrimProf Blog

Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Thursday, December 3, 2009

"Death Clash at the High Court"

The post, at BLT, begins as follows:

In the wake of the Supreme Court's refusal early this morning to hear the last-minute appeal of a Tennessee death row inmate, two justices clashed--one with some bite--over whether execution after lengthy delay is cruel and unusual punishment under the Eighth Amendment.

Justice Stevens' dissent from denial of cert is here; Justice Thomas' concurrence is here.

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