May 20, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The Supreme Court of Georgia ruled Monday that a state law that makes the identity of an execution drug supplier a "confidential state secret" is constitutional. In a 5-2 decision, the court reversed a lower court ruling that granted a stay of execution to death row inmate Warren Lee Hill. Hill's ...[read more]
March 7, 2014
by Brent Nesbitt
JURIST Guest Columnist Ashutosh Bhagwat of University of California, Davis School of Law argues the US Court of Appeals' decision to uphold the ban on American flag shirts at Live Oak High School on Cinco de Mayo may have constituted a heckler's veto over the rights of free speech ...On February ...[read more]
July 18, 2013
by Peter Snyder
A judge for the US District Court Central District of California on Tuesday denied a motion by McGraw-Hill Companies and Standard & Poor's Financial Services (S&P), a unit of McGraw Hill Financial, to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the US government. The five billion dollar lawsuit accuses ...[read more]
July 16, 2013
by Jaimie Cremeans
A judge for Georgia's Fulton County Superior Court on Monday stayed the execution of death row inmate Warren Lee Hill, which was scheduled for 7:00 PM that night. Hill's attorney, Brian Kammer, issued a statement Monday afternoon announcing that the court had decided to delay the execution in ...[read more]
July 9, 2013
by Julie Deisher
Warren Hill, a Georgia death row inmate with an undisputed IQ of 70, filed motions on Monday for a stay of execution with the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the US Supreme Court. In February, the Eleventh Circuit and the Court of Appeals of Georgia issued a stay on Hill's ...[read more]
May 23, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
A bipartisan group of lawmakers from the US House of Representative advocated Wednesday for a law that would shield the press from giving information to a federal entity unless certain conditions are met. The push for legislation comes in response to an incident in which the US Department of ...[read more]
April 23, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on Monday lifted a stay of execution for Georgia death row inmate Warren Hill. The appeals court halted the execution in February to allow time to consider whether a federal court can reconsider Hill's case. In a 2-1 decision, the appeals court ...[read more]
March 5, 2013
by Stephanie Kogut
JURIST Guest Columnist Terrica Ganzy, Staff Attorney for the Southern Center for Human Rights, argues that Georgia's "beyond a reasonable doubt standard" for finding mental retardation in capital offenses is a nearly insurmountable standard...The US Supreme Court has held that the Eighth Amendment' ...[read more]
February 21, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on Tuesday issued a stay on the execution of Georgia death row inmate Warren Hill minutes before his execution. The court granted the stay to allow time to consider the implications of the court now finding that Hill, 53, is in fact intellectually ...[read more]
February 4, 2013
by Sarah Posner
The Supreme Court of Georgia on Monday rejected claims by death row inmate Warren Lee Hill that the Board of Corrections violated the Georgia Administrative Procedure Act (APA) by not holding a public hearing before changing the state's lethal injection execution procedure. One of the APA's rule- ...[read more]

Support JURIST

We rely on our readers to keep JURIST running

 Donate now!

© Copyright JURIST Legal News and Research Services, Inc., 2013.