Samuel Alito

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>