Samuel Alito

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    May 23, 2014

    Missouri Prisons Halt St. Louis Magazine Ban

    The Missouri Department of Corrections will no longer ban the May edition of St. Louis Magazine, finally allowing inmates to read an in-depth story about Missouri's shrouded and secretive execution process that officials had thought would instill violence or hatred. The story "How We Kill: The Stat ... More >>

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    May 21, 2014

    Russell Bucklew: Supreme Court Delays First Execution Since Botched Oklahoma Case

    The U.S. Supreme Court stayed the execution of a Missouri death-row inmate who has a birth defect that affects his blood vessels just hours before he was scheduled to die. Justice Samuel Alito delayed the execution with just two hours to spare so the entire high court can weigh in on the appeal of ... More >>

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    February 3, 2014

    How the Supreme Court Makes Last-Minute Decisions on Missouri Executions

    Three times in three months, last-minute appeals over the execution of a Missouri prisoner have made their way up to the U.S. Supreme Court. Each time, justices allowed Missouri to continue with the executions despite lawyers' claims that the state's new lethal injection drug -- which comes from un ... More >>

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    January 29, 2014

    U.S. Supreme Court Stays Execution of Herbert Smulls

    The clock is ticking for the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether the state of Missouri will execute convicted killer Herbert Smulls Wednesday. Justice Samuel Alito signed an order delaying the execution two-and-a-half hours before Smulls was scheduled to die at 12:01 a.m., according to the Associa ... More >>

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    March 2, 2011

    Homophobia is Protected Speech

    It's a marketplace of ideas. Some of them are terrible.‚ÄčIt's been a great week for folks who hate lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people -- and want the world to know about it.The Supreme Court today ruled 8-1 that those hate-spewing assholes from Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas are pr ... More >>