Medellin’s time has come

The U.S. Supreme Court has ended any hope Texas murderer Jose Ernesto Medellin had of further extending his delay of execution. This press release below by the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation provides the history (and more) of Medellin v. Texas:

Texas murderer Jose Ernesto Medellin, who has benefited from a legal drama over the rights of foreign nationals sentenced to death for murder in the United States, has lost his bid for additional delay of his execution. A United States Supreme Court decision announced today in Medellin v. Texas ends a legal dispute involving the World Court, Supreme Court, the state of Texas, and the President. This dispute has extended the litigation over Medellin’s sentence for several years after it normally would have ended.
The Criminal Justice Legal Foundation, a California-based group which filed a “friend of the court” brief on behalf of the family of one of the two teenaged girls raped and murdered by Medellin, had argued in support of today’s decision.

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