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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Ohio Death Watch

Ohio is somewhat curiously a major death penalty battlefield these days. Sotomayor continued her dissenting effort to enforce some oversight (here the district court held a trial was warranted over drugs and it was upheld before an en banc court overturned) with RBG joined her ("RBG and Sotomayor, dissenting" again). Justice Breyer was surely sympathetic, but left it to her statement, while focusing on other death penalty things himself.

ETA: Ronald Phillips (child rape/murder at 19) was executed. The mother's case is tragic too. The other executions (double robbery/murder and drug influenced murder) are pending.

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