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Solicitor General Supports Stay for Humberto Leal

Today, July 1, the United States Solicitor General urged the U.S. Supreme Court to stay the execution of Humberto Leal Garcia.  Leal, a Mexican national, is scheduled to be executed by the State of Texas on Thursday, July 7, 2011, barring a stay from the U.S. Supreme Court or a favorable recommendation of clemency from the […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Urged to Stay Execution of Humberto Leal Garcia

On Monday, Humberto Leal Garcia’s attorneys and the Mexican government jointly appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court to stay Leal’s execution. Three judges on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals issued a concurring opinion which stated that the pardons board and Governor Perry should stay Mr. Leal’s execution.

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Breaking News: U.S. Supreme Court Grants Stay to Cleve Foster

The U.S. Supreme Court has  granted a stay to Cleve Foster (scheduled for execution in Texas tonight, April 5) pending the disposition of his petition for rehearing the order denying cert in January.  That petition raised issues regarding the constitutional adequacy of state habeas counsel and related claims of innocence and ineffective assistance of counsel. […]

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First Texas Execution of 2011 Postponed

On January 11, Cleve Foster, the first person scheduled to be executed in Texas in 2011, received a last-minute stay from the U.S. Supreme Court.  He was convicted of the 2002 murder of Nyaneur “Mary” Pal.  The Court did not give a reason for the stay. Read more. You can read the Supreme Court order at: http://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/011111zr.pdf […]

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Stay of Execution: Gayland Bradford

Gayland Bradford, scheduled for execution on Thursday, October 14, has received a stay of execution from the U.S. Supreme Court.   The temporary stay, granted by Justice Antonin Scalia on October 8, will give Bradford’s attorneys time to file a full appeal.  They contend that their client is mentally deficient and that he received inadequate […]