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U.S. District Court stays execution of Patrick Murphy, upheld by 5th Circuit

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has upheld the stay of execution granted to Patrick Murphy by a federal district judge on November 7. The state will not appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, which means Murphy will not be put to death tonight (November 13, 2019) as scheduled. It’s the second […]

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Texas Court of Criminal Appeals stays execution of Randy Halprin; execution date withdrawn for Randall Mays

Two Texas executions scheduled to take place over the next two weeks have been halted. On Friday, October 4, 2019, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA) granted a motion for a stay of execution filed by attorneys for Randy Halprin, who had been scheduled for execution on October 10, 2019. Also last week, a trial court withdrew the execution date of Randall Mays to examine his claim of mental incompetence.

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October 2019 Alert: “The Penalty” comes to Texas

In this edition of our monthly newsletter, you’ll find information about scheduled executions in Texas, including the cases of Randy Halprin and Rodney Reed. Also, check the tour schedule to find out if the powerful documentary film “The Penalty” will be screening in your community this fall.

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TCADP August 2019 Alert: Texas schedules 11 executions

In this edition of our monthly newsletter, you’ll find information about two executions scheduled to occur this month , as well as updates on other death penalty cases. We also remember former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who came to oppose the death penalty, and provide details on a recent interfaith statement delivered to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

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U.S. Supreme Court stays execution of Patrick Murphy

Last night, more than two hours after it was set to take place, the U.S. Supreme Court stayed the execution of Patrick Murphy based on his complaint of religious discrimination.  His claim received strong support in an amicus brief from the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. In concurring in the grant of application for a […]

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Attorneys for Chris Young seek stay of execution, new trial free from religious discrimination

Attorneys for Christopher Anthony Young have filed a subsequent habeas petition with the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals seeking a new trial on the grounds that religious discrimination tainted his original conviction.  The State of Texas seeks to execute Young on July 17, 2018.