January 28, 2015
by Peter Snyder
The state of Georgia executed inmate Warren Lee Hill Tuesday despite arguments made by his attorneys that he was intellectually disabled. The US Supreme Court denied Hill's application for stay of execution, rejecting both his petition for habeas corpus and writ of certiorari. Two Justices, ...[read more]
October 2, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
A judge from Georgia's Towaliga Judicial Circuit ruled Monday that death row inmate Warren Lee Hill has failed to meet the state's requirement to prove intellectual disability beyond a reasonable doubt as a bar to execution. Hill's lawyers argued Georgia's high standard for proving intellectual ...[read more]
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]
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-Edwards
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]
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]
August 2, 2012
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Guest Columnist Laura Kagel of the University of Georgia School of Law says that the case of Warren Lee Hill, Jr. highlights that when the justice system allows the option of taking a person's life, as in Georgia, it can end up undermining its own goals...Activists in the growing movement ...[read more]

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