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Texas executes Mexican after court stay rejected
AP/YahooNews ^ | 7/7/11 | MICHAEL GRACZYK

Posted on 07/07/2011 5:05:55 PM PDT by Kartographer

A Mexican national was executed Thursday for the rape-slaying of a teenager after the U.S. Supreme Court turned down a White House-supported appeal to spare him in a death penalty case where Texas justice triumphed over international treaty concerns. Humberto Leal, 38, received lethal injection for the 1994 murder of Adria Sauceda. She was fatally bludgeoned with a piece of asphalt. Leal was pronounced dead at 6:21 p.m. EDT (2221 GMT).

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HOT TAMALE!
1 posted on 07/07/2011 5:06:03 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

YES!!


2 posted on 07/07/2011 5:06:51 PM PDT by madison10
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To: penelopesire; Kartographer

WOO-HOO!

DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS!!!!


3 posted on 07/07/2011 5:07:13 PM PDT by onyx (If you enjoy FR, support it! If you support Sarah Palin & want on her Busy Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Kartographer

What a good way to say FUBO.


4 posted on 07/07/2011 5:08:04 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: Kartographer

5 posted on 07/07/2011 5:08:37 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
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To: Kartographer

Good. Now kill him again.


6 posted on 07/07/2011 5:08:55 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Kartographer

YOWZA!!!


7 posted on 07/07/2011 5:09:19 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Kartographer
The full Supreme Court decided? If so, I imagine a 5-4 vote.

Can you imagine the storm that would have ensued if Obama stepped in and commuted this killer's sentence from death to life in prison?

8 posted on 07/07/2011 5:10:03 PM PDT by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: Kartographer

Boom. Do NOT mess with Texas. That goes for you too...you ESPECIALLY...yes...YOU terrorists and traitors in the White House and in congress..don’t f*** with Texas....and Do NOT f*** with REAL Americans.....ok now back to twittering....you..twits


9 posted on 07/07/2011 5:10:03 PM PDT by JoshuaLawrenceChamberlain
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To: Kartographer
"The legislation would give Mr. Leal an opportunity to demonstrate that with consular assistance, he likely would not have been convicted, let alone sentenced to death," Sandra Babcock, a Northwestern University law professor and one of Leal's lawyers, said.

There's something uniquely perverse about this point of view. It's as if they're saying to hell with his guilt or innocence, he needs an even chance to beat the rap.

10 posted on 07/07/2011 5:10:49 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Kartographer

Good riddance!!


11 posted on 07/07/2011 5:11:06 PM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: Kartographer
What a barf of a friggin headline. 100% of the time, the headline represents the liberal line.

How about a headline that said something like "texas executes CRIMINAL ....."

12 posted on 07/07/2011 5:11:36 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing ( Media doesn't report, It advertises. So that last advertisement you just read, what was it worth?)
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To: Kartographer

So far nothing on what went on as in what was his final words. Maybe he was crying and screaming too much. Hopefully.


13 posted on 07/07/2011 5:12:25 PM PDT by SkyDancer (You know, they invented wheelbarrows to teach FAA inspectors to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: Trajan88
Can you imagine the storm that would have ensued if Obama stepped in and commuted this killer's sentence from death to life in prison?

I don't believe Obama has that authority.

14 posted on 07/07/2011 5:12:42 PM PDT by PalmettoMason (Blacks are not inferior, but it is racist to hold them to the same standards as everyone else.)
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To: Kartographer

Adios!


15 posted on 07/07/2011 5:13:52 PM PDT by Mr. Blond
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To: Kartographer

FOAD, BHO.

Even a communist retard like yourself will understand the double middle finger that the state of TX just gave your dumb ass.


16 posted on 07/07/2011 5:13:52 PM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: Trajan88
Can you imagine the storm that would have ensued if Obama stepped in and commuted this killer's sentence from death to life in prison?

POTUS only has pardon power over federal prosecutions ...

17 posted on 07/07/2011 5:14:53 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Kartographer
a photograph of the now-motionless killer:
18 posted on 07/07/2011 5:15:12 PM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: SkyDancer
So far nothing on what went on as in what was his final words.

"Aye Carumba! Ayudame Obama! Soy innocente! Arghhhgghh! ghhrggh! ghhhhh...hhh..."

19 posted on 07/07/2011 5:15:29 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Trajan88

He couldn’t; he doesn’t have the power of clemency over a state inmate.


20 posted on 07/07/2011 5:15:58 PM PDT by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: Kartographer

God Bless Texas!


21 posted on 07/07/2011 5:15:58 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (When the going gets tough, the tough check themselves into "rehab".)
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To: Kartographer

...and with that death, dozens, if not hundreds of Texans will NOT be murdered. We will never know the names of these people, and they will never know it...but they will live their lives fully, raise their children, enjoy their grandchildren, and be part of the Texas Experiment...while their would-be killers think a bit harder and decide it’s not worth the risk.

Why, for Illegals know, now, that we mean business and that a sitting president, a former president, and God knows who else have NO POWER to stop us from enforcing our law (at least as long as we own the Court).


22 posted on 07/07/2011 5:16:03 PM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: Kartographer

So, the Obama/Holder regime is NOT fearful of retailiation from Mexico regarding “Fast and Furious”?


23 posted on 07/07/2011 5:16:39 PM PDT by Carthego delenda est ("Fast and Furious": firearms change we can believe in.)
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To: Kartographer

Funny how “conservatives” are pro-life and pro-death penalty. While liberals are pro-choice and anti-death penalty.

All of you are a bunch of hypocrites... either you are pro life or your are pro death. QED...

Seems to me those of the religious sorts among us, would view it differently... Christians should never rejoice when the death penalty is employed...

I recall a story about the Pharisees who brought a woman that was caught in the act of adultery to Jesus and asked Him if she should be stoned, Jesus replied, “If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her”.

I think Jesus was simply exposing the hypocrisy nicely when he said it...


24 posted on 07/07/2011 5:17:23 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour (With The Resistance...)
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To: Lmo56; Trajan88

“”Can you imagine the storm that would have ensued if Obama stepped in and commuted this killer’s sentence from death to life in prison?”

POTUS only has pardon power over federal prosecutions ... “

It’s like the FG is just the 51st state, and Bummer is governor of it. Don’t ever think POTUS has say over all things in America.


25 posted on 07/07/2011 5:18:11 PM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: humblegunner

Just wish.


26 posted on 07/07/2011 5:18:23 PM PDT by SkyDancer (You know, they invented wheelbarrows to teach FAA inspectors to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: Trajan88

Yes, it was a 5-4 vote along the usual ideological lines.

Time for an amicable separation. How can those who voted to stay this rapist/murderer’s execution be my countrymen?


27 posted on 07/07/2011 5:18:23 PM PDT by oblomov
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To: Kartographer

...unfortunately, for me (and I think for the Republicans), this just about makes Perry a lock for the presidential nomination.


28 posted on 07/07/2011 5:18:26 PM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: Kartographer
Texas understands 'justice'....(wish I could say the same for Florida)

Still....it's horrible to know both G.Bush and Obama tried to prevent this from happening.

29 posted on 07/07/2011 5:18:33 PM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: Kartographer

Go Texas! “Fast-Lane ‘em!”


30 posted on 07/07/2011 5:19:08 PM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: Lurker

Next !


31 posted on 07/07/2011 5:19:55 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: GAB-1955

Thank you. I just read similar on another thread of same topic.


32 posted on 07/07/2011 5:20:16 PM PDT by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: Kartographer

Wow....I think I am starting to like Perry.....Big Balls in Cowtown and a big FU to the UN and BHO


33 posted on 07/07/2011 5:20:52 PM PDT by micmac
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To: Kartographer

Yes! Let’s celebrate the execution of someone. These first several posts are disturbing. I’m all for the death penalty, but really, a celebration? This just proves the left’s point.


34 posted on 07/07/2011 5:21:22 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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"Leal's attorneys had the support of the Mexican government and other diplomats who believed the execution should be delayed so his case could be thoroughly reviewed. "

We don't believe that 17 years is long enough to thoroughly review the case? What was keeping you?

35 posted on 07/07/2011 5:22:34 PM PDT by NTegraT (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham
Sounds like Scalia is calling Breyer a dumb commie asswipe, along with the other three dumb commie asswipes Kagan, Ginsberg, and SotoMayor

LEAL GARCIA v. TEXAS

Per Curiam cerning Avena and Other Mexican Nationals (Mex. v. U. S.), 2004 I. C. J. 12 (Judgment of Mar. 31), in which the International Court of Justice (ICJ) held that the United States had violated the Vienna Convention by failing tonotify him of his right to consular assistance. His argument is foreclosed by Medellín v. Texas, 552 U. S. 491 (2008) (Medellín I), in which we held that neither the Avena decision nor the President’s Memorandum purporting to implement that decision constituted directly enforceable federal law.

552 U. S., at 498–499.

Leal and the United States ask us to stay the executionso that Congress may consider whether to enact legislation implementing the Avena decision. Leal contends that the Due Process Clause prohibits Texas from executing him while such legislation is under consideration. This argument is meritless. The Due Process Clause does not prohibit a State from carrying out a lawful judgment inlight of unenacted legislation that might someday authorize a collateral attack on that judgment.

The United States does not endorse Leal’s due process claim. Instead, it asks us to stay the execution until January 2012 in support of our “future jurisdiction to review the judgment in a proceeding” under this yet-to-be enacted legislation.

Brief for United States as Amicus Curiae 2–3, n. 1. It relies on the fact that on June 14, 2011, Senator Patrick Leahy introduced implementing legislation in the Senate with the Executive Branch’s support. No implementing legislation has been introduced in the House.

We reject this suggestion. First, we are doubtful that it is ever appropriate to stay a lower court judgment in light of unenacted legislation. Our task is to rule on what the law is, not what it might eventually be. In light of Medellín I, it is clear that there is no “fair prospect that amajority of the Court will conclude that the decision below was erroneous,” O’Brien v. O’Laughlin, 557 U. S. ___, ___ Cite as: 564 U. S. ____ (2011) 3 Per Curiam (2009) (slip op., at 2)

(BREYER, J., in chambers), and our task should be at an end. Neither the United States nor JUSTICE BREYER, post, at 1–6 (dissenting opinion), cites a single instance in this Court’s history in which a stayissued under analogous circumstances.

Even if there were circumstances under which a staycould issue in light of proposed legislation, this case would not present them. Medellín himself sought a stay of execution on the ground that Congress might enact implementing legislation. We denied his stay application, explaining that “Congress has not progressed beyond the bare introduction of a bill in the four years since the ICJ ruling and the four months since our ruling in [Medellín I].” Medellín v. Texas, 554 U. S. 759, 760 (2008) (per curiam) (Medellín II). It has now been seven years since the ICJ ruling and three years since our decision in Medellín I, making a stay based on the bare introductionof a bill in a single house of Congress even less justified. If a statute implementing Avena had genuinely been a priority for the political branches, it would have been enacted by now.

The United States and JUSTICE BREYER complain of the grave international consequences that will follow from Leal’s execution. Post, at 4. Congress evidently did not find these consequences sufficiently grave to prompt its enactment of implementing legislation, and we will follow the law as written by Congress. We have no authority tostay an execution in light of an “appeal of the President,” post, at 6, presenting free-ranging assertions of foreign policy consequences, when those assertions come unaccompanied by a persuasive legal claim.

Finally, we noted in Medellín II that “[t]he beginningpremise for any stay . . . must be that petitioner’s confession was obtained unlawfully,” and that “[t]he UnitedStates has not wavered in its position that petitioner was not prejudiced by his lack of consular access.”

554 U. S., 4 LEAL GARCIA v. TEXAS Per Curiam at 760. Here, the United States studiously refuses to argue that Leal was prejudiced by the Vienna Conventionviolation, contending instead that the Court should issue a stay simply in light of the possibility that Leal might be able to bring a Vienna Convention claim in federal court,regardless of whether his conviction will be found to be invalid. We decline to follow the United States’ suggestion of granting a stay to allow Leal to bring a claim based on hypothetical legislation when it cannot even bring itself to say that his attempt to overturn his conviction has any prospect of success. We may note that in a portion of its opinion vacated by the Fifth Circuit on procedural grounds, the District Court found that any violation of the Vienna Convention would have been harmless. Leal v. Quarterman, 2007 WL 4521519, *7 (WD Tex.), vacated in part sub nom. Leal Garcia v. Quarterman, 573 F. 3d 214, 224–225 (2009).

The applications for stay of execution presented to JUSTICE SCALIA and by him referred to the Court are denied. The petition for a writ of habeas corpus isdenied.* It is so ordered.

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36 posted on 07/07/2011 5:22:53 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Then why did not Jesus save the two criminals next to him while on the cross?


37 posted on 07/07/2011 5:23:09 PM PDT by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: Kartographer
Si...Se Puede!
38 posted on 07/07/2011 5:23:20 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito Ergo Conservitus.)
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A win-win-win-win.

A piece of human garbage disposed of, and a thumb in the eyes of “international treaty concerns”, Barack OFraudo, and Jorge Bush.


39 posted on 07/07/2011 5:23:40 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
I recall a story about the Pharisees who brought a woman that was caught in the act of adultery to Jesus and asked Him if she should be stoned, Jesus replied, “If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her”.

The Catholic joke is that as soon as he finished saying this, a single stone whizzes out from the crowd and plonks the woman square on the nose.

And Jesus shouted, "MOMMMM! Cut that out!"

Cheers!

40 posted on 07/07/2011 5:24:01 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Kartographer

NEXT!


41 posted on 07/07/2011 5:24:19 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

>>Funny how “conservatives” are pro-life and pro-death penalty.<<

Do you not see the the distinction between taking innocent life and executing a murderer?

The death penalty was handed down to Moses from God. It is God’s idea, not man’s.

And Jesus never rescinded it. Even one of the thieves crucified next to Christ said that he deserved the death penalty, while the innocent Christ did not.


42 posted on 07/07/2011 5:24:20 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
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To: Kartographer

Thursday is Fryday! Rot in hell Humberto and up yours Obummer.


43 posted on 07/07/2011 5:24:20 PM PDT by Reagan is King
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FUBO...DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS!!!


44 posted on 07/07/2011 5:24:41 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 "Woe unto those who say they are Judah and are not, but are of the synaGOGue of Satan.")
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To: Indy Pendance
I’m all for the death penalty, but really, a celebration?

Eggsactly. Crime was committed. Perp was caught. Received fair trial and appeals. NO question of guilt. Was executed according to the law of the State.

Nuff said ...

45 posted on 07/07/2011 5:25:02 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Indy Pendance

Justice is such a rare and beautiful thing
it needs to be celebrated


46 posted on 07/07/2011 5:25:02 PM PDT by AeWingnut (Soccer: a symptom of a greater ill)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
All of you are a bunch of hypocrites... either you are pro life or your are pro death. QED...

Disagreed.
It is utterly inhumane (read 'cruel and unusual') to cage a man for a significant portion of his life (say 20 years); such extended-sentences are often quite disproportionate to the crime committed (10 or 15 years for fraud?) precisely because our current system is so reluctant to engage corporeal punishments.

And if one is put in a place where he can never 'pay his debt to society' then why would you force that very society to provide his upkeep for such a large span of time?

47 posted on 07/07/2011 5:25:20 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

An a little old lady pushed her way to the front of the crowd an started chuckin rocks an Jesus said.....

Mother please !


48 posted on 07/07/2011 5:25:52 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Lurker

I second the motion!!


49 posted on 07/07/2011 5:25:52 PM PDT by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty Let the American Taxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: Mr. Blond

50 posted on 07/07/2011 5:26:05 PM PDT by dfwgator
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