Wednesday, February 01, 2006
By GINA HOLLAND, Associated Press Writer -- Wednesday -- 6 minutes ago
WASHINGTON - New Supreme Court Justicesplit 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 Justicesand supported lifting the stay, but Alito joined the remaining five members in turning down Missouri's last-minute request to allow a midnight execution.
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