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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

 

AP: Alito sides against court conservatives on death reprieve

Alito at the White House this morningBy GINA HOLLAND, Associated Press Writer -- Wednesday -- 6 minutes ago

WASHINGTON - New Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito (shown left being sworn in at the White House this morning) split with the court's conservative Wednesday night, refusing to let Missouri execute a death-row inmate contesting lethal injection.

Alito, handling his first case, sided with inmate Michael Taylor, who had won a stay from an appeals court earlier in the evening. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas supported lifting the stay, but Alito joined the remaining five members in turning down Missouri's last-minute request to allow a midnight execution.

Full AP-Yahoo News story.


Dave Haigler, Abilene, Texas
lawfirm webpage: www.haigler.info
political blog: http://demlog.blogspot.com

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