Saturday, January 01, 2005

Tidbit (Shameless Lawyers)

Texas has executed Javier Suarez Medina, a Mexican citizen, for the 1988 murder of Dallas policeman Lawrence Cadena. Reuters reports the Mexican government had filed an appeal on Suarez's behalf in which it argued, among other things, that "Suarez suffered cruel and unusual punishment because he was scheduled for execution 14 times, only to be saved by last-minute legal maneuvers every time until the last one." The courts spared him further cruel and unusual punishment by rejecting Mexico's last-minute legal maneuvers.

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