As of 20 minutes to 5pm, there has still been no word from the Supreme Court regarding a ruling on the stay of execution for Humberto Leal Garcia. TCADP is monitoring the news closely and will be sure to post any updates as soon as we know anything new.
From today’s New York Times:
The World Is Watching
On Thursday, Humberto Leal Garcia Jr. is scheduled to be executed in Texas at 6 p.m. Mr. Leal, a Mexican citizen, has petitioned the Supreme Court for a stay of execution, while a bill is pending in Congress that would give him the right to a hearing about the violation of his rights under the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations. The justices should grant the stay to allow Congress to pass the law. It would ensure that states are in compliance with the treaty, which requires that foreign nationals be told of their right to have their embassy notified of their arrest.
To read the full article, go to: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/07/opinion/07thu4.html
More on the case at: http://www.HumbertoLeal.org