Tuesday, May 08, 2007


6th Circuit Ignores Expert Opinion and Common Decency

The U.S. 6th Circuit has refused Workman's petition for an en banc review of the three judge panel's decision to overturn the temporary restraining order put in place by U.S. District Court Judge Todd Campbell in order to hold a hearing on Tennessee's lethal injection procedure. The 6th Circuit did not offer any reason for its rejection, and chose to ignore the only expert medical testimony available (see previous post) - I guess the judges in the majority have M.D.s as well as J.D.s.

Workman's next likely appeal will be to the U.S. Supreme Court for review of his claims regarding the lethal injection procedures.
Comments :
SCOTUS just denied certiorari. Justices Souter, Stevens and Ginsburg would have granted certiorari.
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