Court clears way for Medellin execution


Tuesday evening, the Supreme Court denied Jose Medellin’s request for a stay of execution.

He likely will be executed at any moment this evening.

Four justices dissented from the per curiam decision: Justices John Paul Stevens, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer and David Souter.

Read the order and dissents here: Medellin order

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