Bush Administration, Texas Wrangle Over Death Penalty Case

The state with the unofficial motto "Don't Mess with Texas" is taking on the U.S. government at the Supreme Court in a case regarding the rights of a Mexican national currently on death row. In 1994, Jose Medellin was convicted and sentenced to death in Texas for the rape and murder of two teenage girls, Jennifer Ertman and Elizabeth Pena. After his conviction, a controversy erupted when an International Court found that the United States had violated the rights of Medellin and 50 other...Full Story
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