Entries tagged with “Michael Nance

Facts & Research

United States Supreme Court

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Lethal Injection

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Jun 27, 2022

Supreme Court Preserves Death-Row Prisoners’ Ability to Challenge Execution Methods in Federal Civil Rights Lawsuits

In a 5 – 4 deci­sion, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the long-stand­ing prac­tice of using fed­er­al civ­il rights suits to chal­lenge state exe­cu­tion meth­ods. The Court ruled in favor of death-row pris­on­er Michael Nance, reject­ing Georgias con­tention that such chal­lenges must be brought in fed­er­al habeas cor­pus pro­ceed­ings when the death-row pris­on­er pro­pos­es an alter­na­tive method not autho­rized by state law.

Facts & Research

United States Supreme Court

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Methods of Execution

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Jan 20, 2022

U.S. Supreme Court to Review Two More Cases on Death-Row Prisoners’ Access to Federal Courts

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review two cas­es con­cern­ing the scope of death-row pris­on­ers’ access to the fed­er­al courts in lit­i­gat­ing the con­sti­tu­tion­al­i­ty of their con­vic­tions and sen­tences or the method by which states seek to exe­cute them.