Staying Execution: Death Row and the Supreme Court, Part I

2019-03-18T18:47:28-05:00April 14th, 2015|Tags: , , , , |

  The Supreme Court’s handling of an application to stay an execution may be one of the most suspenseful facets of judicial procedure.  Life and death literally hang in the balance during this little-known and not-so-visible emergency litigation. Generally, a stay is an interim order that halts the effect of a lower court ruling.  Stays [...]