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Oct 31, 2023

SCOTUS Denies Review to Texas Prisoner Sentenced to Death with Contested Junk Science

On October 30, 2023, the United States Supreme Court denied Texas death-sen­tenced pris­on­er Brent Brewer’s (pic­tured) peti­tion for cer­tio­rari, clear­ing the way for his sched­uled exe­cu­tion on November 9th. Mr. Brewer’s attor­neys argue that unre­li­able future dan­ger­ous­ness” junk sci­ence tes­ti­mo­ny from a psy­chi­a­trist who nev­er even met Mr. Brewer result­ed in his death sen­tence. Following the Supreme Court’s deci­sion, attor­neys for Mr. Brewer sub­mit­ted a clemen­cy appli­ca­tion, detail­ing the fact that one of his jurors did not want to sen­tence him to death. The appli­ca­tion also details Mr. Brewer’s good…