Monday, November 9, 2009

Supreme Court Denies Stay Application of Sniper John Allen Muhammad

The United States Supreme Court denied the application for a stay of execution filed by the D.C. area sniper John Allen Muhammad.  A post about the Fourth Circuit's denial of his petition for habeas relief can be found here.  While agreeing with the decision to deny the application for stay, Justice Stevens, joined by Justice Ginsburg and Justice Sotomayor, noted that it is unfortunate that Virginia chose to rush the process to such a degree as to not permit the Court to review a timely filed petition for certiorari. The Court's decision can be found


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