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Posted on 11/09/2009 10:11:31 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to block Tuesday's scheduled execution of sniper mastermind John Allen Muhammad.
The Court did not comment Monday on why it refused to consider his appeal.
Muhammad is scheduled to die by injection at a Virginia prison for the slaying of Dean Harold Meyers at a gas station during a three-week spree in October 2002 across Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
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Justice will be served...as long as the Rat doesn’t mess things up!
I love good news!!
Is SCOTUS simply racist or also anti-Islam? I would not want to jump to any conclusions.....
Seven years was to long. They should have excuted him within 72 hours. That seems to be the magic number these days. We need to start getting real about this stuff.
Yup. Good news on a Monday.
Anohter Muzzy terrorist scumbag who is going to get his 72 Helen Thomases.
Still waiting for Obama to commute the sentence!
Good! That’s a step in the right direction, at least.
This is what I'm worried about. Kaine is a strange man. Plus, he doesn't have an incoming VA Dem governor to protect. I hope commutation isn't a real possibility here.
They could be jumping to conclusions....
Looks like Obeyme’s rookie “Hispanic tool” lady couldn;t override the other judges.
Obama was hoping to be let off the hook by the SCOTUS on this one. Expect him to now intervene.
You'd be waiting a long time. Mohamed was convicted in state court. As such, only the governor may commute his sentence. It's completely out of the President's hands, even Obama's.
I am sure the “alleged mass shooter” (/s) will yell “Allah Akbar” before he is put to death.
I dont think Kaine will stop it. He hasn’t stopped a number of other executions, and this is the most egregious case of all.
OTOH, Tim Kaine is foremost a democRat partisan. After last week's electoral beat-down, I think the last thing he wants to do is give the Republicans yet another cudgel with which to smite the 'Rats.
If Kaine tries to interfere, the Democrats in Virginia are finished forever.
I hate to see them waste good drugs like that, when there’s still lead available.
I say we tie him to a big post about 2500 meters from the executioner, and let the guy get some practice in against a live target.
Just the near miss value would be sensational, as this guy realized how his victims felt in a way nobody else ever would.
Heck, I’d pay extra for about five near misses just so the prick could experience the terror of those projectiles going by less than one or two feet off target.
Though I’m sure the NY Times headline tomorrow will be:
VIRGINIA EXECUTE MUHAMMAD.
Good. Let’s ROLL!!!
Me too. This could be verrry interesting. You know he wants to, but will he? Hmmmmmm......
Sorry for double post!
All of them should die for their crimes. Muhammed will die Tuesday, Akbar has been sentenced to die...and I belive Hasan will be too.
Sadly though, I do not expect the current occupant of the White House to form in direct, meaningful, or effective response to the situation of these enemies operating within.
This situation calls for a rough-pine gallows.
darn SCOTUS tea-baggers...
I never realized that the President's power to pardon was limited to crimes against the United States. Thanks!
But it did have something to say:
JUSTICES' FULL STATEMENT:
This case highlights once again the perversity of executing inmates before their appeals process has been fully concluded. Under our normal practice, Muhammadstimely petition for certiorari would have been reviewed at our Conference on November 24, 2009. Virginia hasscheduled his execution for November 10, however, so we must resolve the petition on an expedited basis unless we grant a temporary stay. By denying Muhammads stay application, we have allowed Virginia to truncate ourdeliberative process on a matterinvolving a death row inmatethat demands the most careful attention. This result is particularly unfortunate in light of the limited time Muhammad was given to make his case in the District Court.
I continue to believe that the Court would be wise to adopt a practice of staying all executions scheduled inadvance of the completion of our review of a capital defendants first application for a federal writ of habeas corpus.See, e.g., Emmett v. Kelly, 552 U. S. 942 (2007) (STEVENS, J., joined by GINSBURG, J., respecting denial of certiorari); Breard v. Greene, 523 U. S. 371, 379 (1998) (STEVENS, J., dissenting). Such a practice would give meaningful effect to the distinction Congress has drawn between first andsuccessive habeas petitions. See 28 U. S. C. §2244(b). It would also serve the interests of avoiding irreversibleerror, facilitating the efficient management of our docket, and preserving basic fairness by ensuring death row inmates receive the same procedural safeguards that ordinary inmates receive.
Having reviewed petitioners claims, I do not dissent from the Courts decision to deny certiorari. I do, however, remain firmly convinced that no State should be allowed to foreshorten this Courts orderly review of . . . first-time habeas petition[s] by executing prisoners before that review can be completed. Emmett, 552 U. S., at 943.
7 years is enough time to clear the technical legal hurdles.
Tape the execution and funeral. Bury him wrapped in bacon. Show Hasan the tape.
Colour me shocked.
That was a comment from three justices, not the court as a whole.
Kaine has said he sees no reason to stop this.
they had 7 years. It’s not the state’s fault they are inefficient, and can’t be bothered to keep up with paperwork...
Good reason for a Tuesday “shout out”. Ping me when this sack-of-dung is dead.
But I agree with taping it and showing the tape to POS Hasan ... Heck, let him watch it by live feed.
He has a date with the same ignominious end.
If they do it, it will be a battlecry going into 2010. The GOP would win the biggest majority since the supermajority the Dems had in the Seventies.
It will be good news if this piece of something that passed through the digestive tract of a pig actually becomes worm food.
I won’t believe it until it’s over. This thing has double protection.
Could the govenor of the state intervene?
I can’t seem to be comfortable with the fact that he is going to essentially be put to sleep. The only comfort I have is from the notion that the victim’s families will have closure from his execution, but given the terror he caused this entire area, and the degree to which his victims and victim’s families suffered, I have a hard time coming to terms with the way this will end.
His real date with justice is JUST BEGINNING.
I hope so. I believe in Hell and I hope he burns in hell forever.
Well I guess old John wasn’t any better of an attorney for himself than these guys. It’s a darned shame-——NOT
It’s OK, there were two fish.
The statement comes from three of the court’s most liberal blow hards. What else could you expect?
At least the whole court has rejected good enough for me
Time to ride the needle.
These guys are so in love with Shari'a, either saw their heads off slowly; or bury them waist deep, and let their victims' families stone them.