Entries tagged with “Amy Coney Barrett

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United States Supreme Court

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Federal Death Penalty

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Oct 03, 2023

Analysis Shows Supreme Court’s Changing View of Death Penalty Cases

A recent analy­sis by Bloomberg Law con­clud­ed that death-sen­tenced pris­on­ers have few­er avenues to relief at the Supreme Court than ever before. Bloomberg iden­ti­fied 270 emer­gency requests to stay exe­cu­tions since 2013 and found that the Court agreed to block an exe­cu­tion just 11 times. Since 2020, when the Court shift­ed to a 6 – 3 con­ser­v­a­tive major­i­ty fol­low­ing the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the appoint­ment of Justice Amy Coney Barrett, the Court has grant­ed just two stays of exe­cu­tion. One, for John Henry Ramirez, chal­lenged not the execution…

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Public Opinion

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United States Supreme Court

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Oct 27, 2020

In Partisan Vote, Amy Coney Barrett Confirmed as Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Replacement on U.S. Supreme Court

Amy Coney Barrett has been con­firmed as a jus­tice of the Supreme Court of the United States, fill­ing the vacan­cy cre­at­ed by the death of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Shortly after her con­fir­ma­tion by the U.S. Senate on October 26, 2020, Justice Clarence Thomas admin­is­tered the oath of office to Barrett in an out­door cer­e­mo­ny on the South Lawn of the White House.

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Public Opinion

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United States Supreme Court

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Oct 09, 2020

Senate Confirmation Hearings Set to Begin for Amy Coney Barrett to Fill Supreme Court Seat Left Vacant by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Death

The U.S. Senate is prepar­ing to move for­ward on October 12, 2020 with con­fir­ma­tion hear­ings on the con­tro­ver­sial nom­i­na­tion of con­ser­v­a­tive fed­er­al appeals judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacan­cy caused by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. If con­firmed, Judge Barrett would shift the cen­ter of the Court far­ther to the right, solid­i­fy­ing the hold of a con­ser­v­a­tive major­i­ty that has become increas­ing­ly hos­tile to con­sti­tu­tion­al chal­lenges to death sen­tences and exe­cu­tions. Her nom­i­na­tion also rais­es ques­tions as to future direc­tion of the Court on…

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United States Supreme Court

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Apr 24, 2024

Supreme Court Roundup: Justices Hear Oral Arguments on Ineffective Assistance of Counsel, Cruel and Unusual Punishment; Defend Positions on Stays

On April 17, the Supreme Court heard oral argu­ments in Thornell v. Jones, a case impli­cat­ing the test for inef­fec­tive assis­tance of coun­sel — and the first and only oral argu­ment in a death penal­ty case sched­uled this term. Arizona appealed the Ninth Circuit’s deci­sion vacat­ing the death sen­tence of Danny Lee Jones, which found that Mr. Jones was prej­u­diced by his attorney’s fail­ure to present key mit­i­gat­ing evi­dence as to Mr. Jones’ brain dam­age, child­hood phys­i­cal and sex­u­al abuse, and psy­chi­atric prob­lems. The case marks the sec­ond time the Supreme Court…