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Supreme Court delays Texas execution
upi.com ^ | August 5, 2008

Posted on 08/05/2008 7:11:56 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court considered a last-minute appeal by a Mexican national Tuesday night, temporarily delaying his scheduled execution in Texas.

Lawyers for Jose Ernesto Medellin, 33, say that he was denied access to a Mexican consul when he was arrested for participating in the rape and killing of two teenage girls.

Medellin's execution was scheduled for 6 p.m. but put on hold when the Supreme Court decided to consider his claim, McClatchy Newspapers reported. A spokeswoman for Gov. Rick Perry said the state was waiting to hear from the court before proceeding with the lethal injection.

The Texas Parole Board rejected a request Monday for a stay or commutation of sentence.

Prison officials moved Medellin to a cell next to the death chamber in Huntsville Monday night.

(Excerpt) Read more at upi.com ...


TOPICS: US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; deathrow; judiciary; medellin; scotus; worldcourt

1 posted on 08/05/2008 7:11:56 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why? What kind of nonsense is this?

Justice delayed is justice denied.


2 posted on 08/05/2008 7:13:28 PM PDT by indcons (People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news. - A. J. Liebling)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I think this thing is on hold awaiting a decision by the SCOTUS.... If they don’t rule before midnight then things will have to start over.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/5924476.html

Jose Medellin is in a holding cell near execution chamber.

The warrant for his death expires at midnight tonight. If the high court rejects the request for the stay before then, he will be executed. If not, a judge will reset an execution date, but must wait at least 30 days.


3 posted on 08/05/2008 7:14:43 PM PDT by deport ( ----Cue Spooky Music---)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oh give me a break. What justice is there for the poor victims?


4 posted on 08/05/2008 7:15:46 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Our justice system is one great big joke.

The victims get no justice. Every last drop of justice is preserved for the jackals who live among us. And when they’ve drained that last drop, a new pitcher is nearby.

I guess we’re now a ward of the World Court.

Altogether now folks, bow down and give honor where honor is due.

Sovereign nation? What a joke...


5 posted on 08/05/2008 7:16:46 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (I'm a non Soros non lefitst supporting maverick Gang of 1, who won't be voting for McCain.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

When I was a kid, America was a sovereign nation like the Indian reservations are now. NOBODY told us what to do! Especially a bunch of artsy-fartsy, European girlymen. I sure do miss those days.


6 posted on 08/05/2008 7:17:15 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("I'm trying to save the planet!" - Nancy Pelosi ..........ROTFLMAO! What a dumbass!)
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To: indcons

“What kind of nonsense is this?”

Its called a cave to political presure.
The Supremes don’t want to look bad to their party circuit friends in Washington.

After what the guy did to those two girls he should have fried long ago.


7 posted on 08/05/2008 7:17:26 PM PDT by dinok
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To: deport

How do you spell justice in the United States?

T-R-A-V-E-S-T-Y


8 posted on 08/05/2008 7:17:58 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (I'm a non Soros non lefitst supporting maverick Gang of 1, who won't be voting for McCain.)
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To: dinok

Texas should ignore the Court and just do it. After all, what can the black-clad dudes do? Nothing. It’s time that
Americans with common-sense just start IGNORING the rulings of a despotic court.


9 posted on 08/05/2008 7:19:34 PM PDT by Arkansas Toothpick
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"lawyers...say that he was denied access to a Mexican consul when he was arrested for participating in the rape and killing of two teenage girls."

too effing bad....should have been in Mexico if he wanted MEXICAN representation....FRY HIM!

10 posted on 08/05/2008 7:19:42 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Christian values would be stronger if compulsory, atheistic, Secular schools were banned)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This confuses me..... but hey, I’m just a nobody, and the Supreme Court is, well, Supreme.

It’s crazy how rapist murderers get support from the leaders of the world, but victims of violent crimes, and their families, are ignored and told to get over it.


11 posted on 08/05/2008 7:26:23 PM PDT by Fox_Mulder77
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To: freekitty

Victims is right. This guy is one sick puppy.


12 posted on 08/05/2008 7:27:00 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oh what the crap didn’t this already go to SCOTUS and they rejected it?


13 posted on 08/05/2008 7:28:06 PM PDT by Domandred (McCain's 'R' is a typo that has never been corrected)
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To: goodnesswins

Apparently he never asked for access to a Mexican consul until after he was convicted.


14 posted on 08/05/2008 7:29:57 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Free ThinkerNY
As an illegal immigrant (especially from Mexico) Medillin enjoys rights American citizens aren't even afforded. We have become an insipid joke, and an Obambi presidency will just make us moreso.

I told my wife a little while ago that I was born 100 - 200 years too late. The America we have become is an insult and an embarrassment to the America we once were, warts and all.

15 posted on 08/05/2008 7:30:39 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I think I’m gonna be sick...


16 posted on 08/05/2008 7:33:33 PM PDT by DrewsMum (Proud member of the Grand OIL Party!)
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To: Mears

“Apparently he never asked for access to a Mexican consul until after he was convicted.”

I think this case is something like an international Miranda rights case. The complaint is apparently that the murderer was not informed of his right to contact the Mexican consul upon arrest. Not that that has ever been a right, but I think that is the basis for the appeal.


17 posted on 08/05/2008 7:35:17 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Free ThinkerNY

execution is on! 5-4; http://www.scotusblog.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/medellin-opinion-8-5-08.pdf


18 posted on 08/05/2008 7:36:15 PM PDT by NinoFan
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Was this a multiple-justice decision or a single judge like, say, Ruth Ginsberg?


19 posted on 08/05/2008 7:36:37 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Free ThinkerNY
One of the comments:

Pilar @ Aug. 5, 2008 at 9:13 pm This case only demonstrates how uncivilized are the poeple from the U.S. Pure segregation!!!!

The obligation of the State of Texas, was to inform Medellin about Mexican Consulate intervention, he was only 18 years old and this is not the first case of this kind of law violation agains mexicans.

Medellin did a terrible thing to those girls and we ask God´s mercy and forgiveness as he didn´t find it in Texas. Perry gave a prize to Medellin, he´s already in a better place than you all are, full of hate and ignorance.

I hope Medellin´s death gives peace to the soul of this 2 poor girls parents, unfortunatelly I don´t think so. They have to forgive, not to kill.

Do you feel better after Husseins death? Do you have your twins towers back again? and all the poeple who died there is alive right now?

I don´t think so, stop killing people!!!!

20 posted on 08/05/2008 7:36:56 PM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: indcons
Now this pisses me off. Somebody got to the “NWO” league in the Court. This F’in dirt bag has been in jail longer than one of his victims was alive. Perry out to tell the Supremes to F off and execute this guy already. What can they do to Perry? Answer nothing, except send him a strongly worded letter.
21 posted on 08/05/2008 7:37:13 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.)
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To: All

read post 18


22 posted on 08/05/2008 7:37:35 PM PDT by NinoFan
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To: NinoFan

What a surprise....Stevens, Souter, Breyer, and Ginsberg dissented. ADIOS AMIGO!!!!!!!!!


23 posted on 08/05/2008 7:41:40 PM PDT by jgilbert63
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Patience, people. All good things come to those who wait.


24 posted on 08/05/2008 7:41:41 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Will88

He must have had a crummy attorney———isn’t that what an attorney is supposed to do?


25 posted on 08/05/2008 7:41:49 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The SCOTUS had already ruled on this *very* issue regarding this *very* defendant....and ruled against him.Why in God's name would they agree to review it *again*?
26 posted on 08/05/2008 7:41:53 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Obama:"Ich bein ein beginner")
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To: NinoFan
The application to recall and stay the mandate and for stay of execution of sentence of death, presented to JUSTICE SCALIA, and by him referred to the Court, is denied. The application for stay of execution of sentence of death, presented to JUSTICE SCALIA, and by him referred to the Court, is denied. The petition for a writ of habeas corpus is denied.

Long Live Justice Scalia!!

L

27 posted on 08/05/2008 7:43:15 PM PDT by Lurker (Islam is an insane death cult. Any other aspects are PR to get them within throat-cutting range.)
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To: NinoFan
Excellent.They have about 2.5 hours to get it done.Presumably the Governor has already declined to give him any stay or reprieve and that no other Federal court can intervene,so......

Have a seat,Pedro!

28 posted on 08/05/2008 7:49:00 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Obama:"Ich bein ein beginner")
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To: Graybeard58
Dear Pilar:

I sleep better at night knowing this scum bag from Mexico will never kill YOU!! Oh and I hoisted a drink when Saddam died knowing he will never torture and rape young girls and gas Kurds again.

It is probably to hard for you to understand the real dangers in the world but that is OK men like me stand ready to defend your ignorant a$$ from monsters.

Sincerely,

Mad, vermin exterminator.

29 posted on 08/05/2008 7:49:19 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.)
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To: mad_as_he$$
This embarrassment to the species needs to be killed allot. NOW!
30 posted on 08/05/2008 7:49:59 PM PDT by Desron13 (If you constantly vote between the lesser of two evils then evil is your ultimate destination.)
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To: Desron13

No kidding. I would have flown to Texas and done the honors myself if I could. The American “justice” system is badly broken - 14 years to execute this guy - please.


31 posted on 08/05/2008 7:52:24 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This would be an excellent test to tell the SC to go to hell and execute this rat. What can the Court do? Call up it’s army and invade Texas. It is time to remind the Court they have a responsibility to just shut up if it cannot respect the people of the State of Texas.


32 posted on 08/05/2008 7:55:28 PM PDT by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Lawyers for Jose Ernesto Medellin, 33, say that he was denied access to a Mexican consul when he was arrested for participating in the rape and killing of two teenage girls.

So, Medellin requested access to a Mexican consul, but his request was denied?

33 posted on 08/05/2008 7:59:53 PM PDT by Isabel C.
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Court denies Medellin’s request for stay of execution!!!!!!

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/5924476.html


34 posted on 08/05/2008 8:00:18 PM PDT by Tennessee_Bob ("Those who "abjure" violence can only do so because others are committing violence on their behalf.")
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To: DoughtyOne

As I have said many times before, America does not have a justice system anymore. Now we have a legal system where guilt or innocence is not the prime interest.


35 posted on 08/05/2008 8:04:53 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Having custody of a loaded weapon does not arm you. The skill to use the weapon is what arms a man.)
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To: deport

I am puking atm... hope Rick is too...


36 posted on 08/05/2008 8:13:23 PM PDT by waterhill
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To: mad_as_he$$

did we or didn’t we?? I posted late...


37 posted on 08/05/2008 8:13:25 PM PDT by waterhill
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To: Free ThinkerNY
It's done. Must've been ready & waiting !
38 posted on 08/05/2008 8:14:37 PM PDT by 1066AD
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To: Mears

“He must have had a crummy attorney———isn’t that what an attorney is supposed to do?”

I don’t think informing Mexicans of their right to contact a consul is an established practice by US law enforcement or attorneys, and they’re using whatever they can come up with to fight the execution. That’s what seemed to be the case in a thread on this a few months back.


39 posted on 08/05/2008 8:19:37 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Isabel C.
So, Medellin requested access to a Mexican consul, but his request was denied?

No.

Four years after his trial, Medellin remembered that he was a Mexican national and came here when he was three. At that point, he claimed that his rights had been violated.

40 posted on 08/05/2008 8:23:03 PM PDT by writmeister
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To: B4Ranch

Well, I’d have a hard time disagreeing with you. You’ve got a point there.


41 posted on 08/05/2008 8:53:42 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (I'm a non Soros non lefitst supporting maverick Gang of 1, who won't be voting for McCain.)
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To: waterhill

Thanks for the good news.

Hope the Mexican consulate was there when this pervert got greesed.


42 posted on 08/06/2008 12:29:51 AM PDT by YCTHouston
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To: waterhill

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/5924476.html


43 posted on 08/06/2008 5:12:25 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.)
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