Entries tagged with “Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Facts & Research

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…

Facts & Research

United States Supreme Court

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Sep 19, 2020

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Death Penalty Skeptic, Has Died

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died. The 87-year-old jus­tice, who repeat­ed­ly expressed skep­ti­cism about the death penal­ty but nev­er took the step of say­ing it was inher­ent­ly uncon­sti­tu­tion­al, suc­cumbed to pan­cre­at­ic can­cer on September 18, 2020. Her death imme­di­ate­ly threw the future direc­tion of the Court into turmoil.