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Late-breaking: Supreme Court delays illegal alien rapist/double murdererís execution
Michelle Malkin ^

Posted on 08/05/2008 7:41:59 PM PDT by Fudd Fan

After backing the sovereignty of the state of Texas and rejecting international meddling, the US Supreme Court’s consideration of a last-ditch appeal has put illegal alien rapist/double murderer Jose Medellin’s scheduled execution tonight on hold.

Stay tuned for late-breaking developments.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; deathrow; execution; illegals; judiciary; medellin; scotus; texas; worldcourt
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UNBELIEVABLE.
1 posted on 08/05/2008 7:41:59 PM PDT by Fudd Fan
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To: Fudd Fan

NO!!!


2 posted on 08/05/2008 7:42:43 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: Fudd Fan

Isn’t there always a last minute SC appeal ?


3 posted on 08/05/2008 7:43:43 PM PDT by 1066AD
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To: Fudd Fan

They have decided 5-4 to go with the execution.


4 posted on 08/05/2008 7:43:44 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: BunnySlippers
The victims:


5 posted on 08/05/2008 7:44:08 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: pfflier

It’s going forward? !!!


6 posted on 08/05/2008 7:44:41 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: pfflier

They have already voted tonight?


7 posted on 08/05/2008 7:45:10 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: Fudd Fan; AuntB; gubamyster; Czar; Travis McGee
UNBELIEVABLE.

Bump-ping!

8 posted on 08/05/2008 7:45:24 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: pfflier

Michelle Malkin is on top of this and she says it’s on hold.
???


9 posted on 08/05/2008 7:45:35 PM PDT by Fudd Fan (Keep Scott Garrett in Congress - NJ 5th!)
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To: pfflier

Cruel and unusual indeed—to the families of the victims! How outrageous.


10 posted on 08/05/2008 7:45:37 PM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: BunnySlippers

The witnesses should have their popcorn by now and are ready for the show to begin.


11 posted on 08/05/2008 7:45:37 PM PDT by San Jacinto
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To: BunnySlippers
From the SCOTUS decision:

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.

Texas has over 3 hours to send this scumbag back to his Maker.

Long Live Justice Scalia!!

L

12 posted on 08/05/2008 7:45:50 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: Lurker

Good.


13 posted on 08/05/2008 7:46:34 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: Lurker

Looks like this is in an ever-changing state of flux.


14 posted on 08/05/2008 7:47:00 PM PDT by Fudd Fan (Keep Scott Garrett in Congress - NJ 5th!)
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To: Fudd Fan

No, SCOTUS issued no stay. They denied a stay by a vote of 5-4. Opinions here: http://www.scotusblog.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/medellin-opinion-8-5-08.pdf

The “delay” (which was not a formal stay at all) was due to those dissents being written.


15 posted on 08/05/2008 7:47:13 PM PDT by NinoFan
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To: Lurker

Why the news black out on this?. No Google or Yahoo news.


16 posted on 08/05/2008 7:47:49 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: Fudd Fan

“Let’s do it!” - Gary Gilmore


17 posted on 08/05/2008 7:48:31 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("I'm trying to save the planet!" - Nancy Pelosi ..........ROTFLMAO! What a dumbass!)
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To: NinoFan

Check the links on Malkin’s site. Seems to be confusion.


18 posted on 08/05/2008 7:48:47 PM PDT by Fudd Fan (Keep Scott Garrett in Congress - NJ 5th!)
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To: Lurker

Go Scalia! Time to take out the trash.


19 posted on 08/05/2008 7:49:08 PM PDT by TheWasteLand
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To: Fudd Fan

Nope, no confusion. This is the latest news.


20 posted on 08/05/2008 7:49:15 PM PDT by NinoFan
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To: Fudd Fan

Kill him anyway. SCOTUS decisions aren’t enforced anyway. Just ask the residents of DC after SCOTUS told them they had a right to keep and bear arms...... DC said screw it and just passed a new law as bad as the last.


21 posted on 08/05/2008 7:49:37 PM PDT by umgud
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To: BunnySlippers
I have no idea. I imagine they're all huddled in their newsrooms trying to figure out how to call Bush a 'war criminal' over this.

L

22 posted on 08/05/2008 7:49:44 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: BunnySlippers

Yes the Scotus has already ruled (Scalia tonight)


23 posted on 08/05/2008 7:49:56 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: Fudd Fan

AP says it’s going forward.


24 posted on 08/05/2008 7:50:13 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: Fudd Fan

Wiki said there were five guys convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of those 2 poor girls. Have the other 4 guys been executed yet?


25 posted on 08/05/2008 7:50:51 PM PDT by John123 (Obambi said that he has been in 57 states. I will now light myself on fire...)
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To: Lurker

I love that we’re no Europeans!


26 posted on 08/05/2008 7:50:56 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: All

Again, just so everyone is clear, THIS is the official and final word of the Court:

http://www.scotusblog.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/medellin-opinion-8-5-08.pdf

Any media report saying that it’s still being “delayed” is incorrect. The delay was only due to the dissents being authored. No formal stay was ever issued by the SCOTUS.

Medellin can now be executed before midnight.


27 posted on 08/05/2008 7:51:00 PM PDT by NinoFan
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To: NinoFan

Fast breaking changes? Bears watching in any case.


28 posted on 08/05/2008 7:51:02 PM PDT by Fudd Fan (Keep Scott Garrett in Congress - NJ 5th!)
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To: BunnySlippers

Here:

http://www.altavista.com/news/results?q=supreme%20court%20execution%20texas&nc=0&nr=0&nd=1&sort=date


29 posted on 08/05/2008 7:51:24 PM PDT by Red Steel (..._ _....)
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To: NinoFan

Another 5-4. We cannot let Obama pick the next couple of justices.


30 posted on 08/05/2008 7:51:38 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Red Steel

Thank you!


31 posted on 08/05/2008 7:52:12 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: Fudd Fan

“Under a 1963 treaty signed by the United States and 165 other countries, citizens from any of the participating nations are entitled to contact a consular official “without delay” if they are arrested overseas.”

THANK A KENNEDY!!

The Bush Administration would be compelled by law and our constitution to answer to any and all TREATIES signed by this country.

It was Kennedy who signed the stupid thing in 1963!


32 posted on 08/05/2008 7:52:19 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: NinoFan

It’s odd that Michelle is posting the delay. I usually trust her.

I wouldn’t be surprised if there are a lot of twists and turns on this.


33 posted on 08/05/2008 7:52:51 PM PDT by Fudd Fan (Keep Scott Garrett in Congress - NJ 5th!)
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To: Fudd Fan

Skin him alive and mount the hide at the border as a warning.


34 posted on 08/05/2008 7:52:55 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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Medellin can now be executed before midnight

Times a wastin'...

Although a cruel person would give him another month to think about his upcoming trip to Hell....

L

35 posted on 08/05/2008 7:52:57 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
It is very concerning that Mr. Justice Breyer's dissent says "petitioner’s execution... will place this Nation in violation of international law."

Of course, there is no such thing as international "law", since law is an attribute of sovereignty and there is no sovereignty superior to that of the People of the United States.

In exercising that sovereignty, we have delegated our judicial power as follows: "The judicial Power of the United States shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish."

Thus, Mr. Justice Breyer's view, if it ever commanded a majority, would impugn our sovereignty by limiting its exercise as commanded by a body other than an Article III court.

36 posted on 08/05/2008 7:54:00 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When He rolls up His sleeves, He ain't just puttin' on the Ritz)
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To: Fudd Fan

You need to look at the USSC decision. 5-4 to execute him tonight.


37 posted on 08/05/2008 7:54:16 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: Lurker

Adidos, MF!


38 posted on 08/05/2008 7:54:43 PM PDT by IGOTMINE (1911s FOREVER!)
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To: shield

You need to email Michelle Malkin.


39 posted on 08/05/2008 7:55:18 PM PDT by Fudd Fan (Keep Scott Garrett in Congress - NJ 5th!)
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To: Fudd Fan

This is what happened:

The sicko was supposed to be executed at 6 PM Texas time. The guy had a stay request pending at the Supreme Court 6 o’clock came and the Supreme Court had not announced its decision regarding the stay. Thus, Texas held off on executing the guy (the delay) until it heard from the Court. The Court a few minutes ago handed down its decision/opinions in the case. Michelle’s news is now old. (And slightly misleading, but that is the fault of the MSM, not Michelle.)


40 posted on 08/05/2008 7:55:55 PM PDT by NinoFan
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To: Fudd Fan

I didn’t read the courts reasons but if they are not for soverign reasons then Texas was just full of hot air if they don’t execute.


41 posted on 08/05/2008 7:56:38 PM PDT by CodeToad
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To: Jim Noble

It’ll never happen, but comments to that angle ought result in immediate removal from the Court. There should be nothing uttered from the Court that cannot be directly tied to words in United States law.


42 posted on 08/05/2008 7:57:00 PM PDT by TheZMan (Bitter backwoods east Texan Christian gun clinger with the AC at 72 degrees.)
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To: Fudd Fan
"...will place this Nation in violation of international law."

Hey Breyer. Who enforces your "international law?" Those U.N. sissies in their powder blue helmets? ROTFL!!! Gimme a break!

43 posted on 08/05/2008 7:57:16 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("I'm trying to save the planet!" - Nancy Pelosi ..........ROTFLMAO! What a dumbass!)
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To: Fudd Fan

Why not you? I could care less if she got it wrong.


44 posted on 08/05/2008 7:57:27 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: NinoFan

Well that makes me feel better!


45 posted on 08/05/2008 7:57:28 PM PDT by Fudd Fan (Keep Scott Garrett in Congress - NJ 5th!)
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To: shield

You’re the one who began telling me what I need to do. That’s why not.


46 posted on 08/05/2008 7:58:27 PM PDT by Fudd Fan (Keep Scott Garrett in Congress - NJ 5th!)
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To: Ramius

Well, if by some fluke Obama does win, looks like we got a lot of cleaning house that needs to be done in Texas before this year is over!!


47 posted on 08/05/2008 7:59:44 PM PDT by Grams A
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To: BunnySlippers

Kill him, then argue the merits..


48 posted on 08/05/2008 7:59:56 PM PDT by Wil H
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To: John123

There were only three, sentenced to die that is. One has already been executed and one more awaiting an execution date to be set.


49 posted on 08/05/2008 8:00:03 PM PDT by Ron H. (If you don't stand for conservatism then you'll end up with socialism.)
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To: Jim Noble
You are absolutely right.

If Congress can amend the Constitution, withdraw that, if two thirds of the Senate and the president of the United States can amend the Constitution by entering into a treaty which cedes article 3 functions to a body other than our own courts, eventually they can do away with the whole Constitution.

There should be only two ways to do away with the whole Constitution, by authorized constitutional amendment process or by revolution.


50 posted on 08/05/2008 8:01:02 PM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat attack!" Bull Halsey)
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