Duane Buck News
The Supreme Court and the Death Penalty: a Glimpse
When the Supreme Court rejected Troy Davis' request for a delay in his execution Wednesday night, there were no noted dissents attached to the one-sentence order. But that does not mean there were no justices opposed to the execution. The vote count might forever remain unknown. No member of the
Supreme Court Denies Appeal on Race Tainted Death Penalty Case
The U.S Supreme Court declined today to grant the appeal of a Texas death row inmate who claims race was improperly taken into consideration during the sentencing phase of his trial. Duane Buck’s guilt for the death of his former girlfriend was never at issue, but...
Supreme Court Halts Second Texas Execution
The Supreme Court has halted another Texas execution that was scheduled for tonight. Cleve Foster was scheduled to die at 6 pm Texas time. It is the third time the US Supreme Court has stepped in and delayed Foster’s execution. His claim focuses on ineffective...
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Death Penalty, Gender Equality and That Elephant Ride With Scalia
The typical 78-year-old woman who found herself having to slide down an emergency chute of an aircraft might decide to cancel her trip and head home to a hot bath. But two-time cancer survivor Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is not your typical woman. After the...
After Stay of Execution in Texas , Ginsburg Discusses Death Penalty, Perry ‘Respects’ Court Decision
Late Thursday night, as death row inmate and convicted murderer Duane Buck was preparing to die, the Supreme Court of the United States stepped in and halted his scheduled execution. What’s interesting about this case is that it is not about guilt or innocence. It’s about...
Texan Set for Execution Tonight, 2nd Since Debate Crowd Cheered Deaths
Barring a last minute reprieve from the Supreme Court, Duane Buck tonight will become the second Texan executed since Gov. Rick Perry received cheers for Texas’ death penalty during a Republican debate last week at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California. When the moderator pointed...
US Supreme Court Stays Texas Execution of Duane Buck
The U.S. Supreme Court late Thursday halted the scheduled execution in Texas of Duane Buck pending the disposition of his application for a hearing before the court. That means his execution has been temporarily delayed until the court decides whether to take up his case. It...
A FIRST LOOK: Space Satellite Heading for Earth + NFL Wants Pat-Downs at All Stadiums
Here are some of the stories we’re reading this morning: - US Supreme Court Stays Texas Execution of Duane Buck - Obama: Election Odds Better in 2012 Than 2008 - Tainted Cantaloupe: First Lawsuit Filed - Space Satellite Heading for Earth And… - NFL Wants...