Sep 15, 2011 Supreme Court stays execution of Duane Buck in Texas
Today the Supreme Court stayed the execution in Texas of Duane Buck. Such stays are rare by the Supreme Court. I will look for the court’s opinion, and plan to post it when I do.
ADDENDUM: Thanks, Jeff Gamso, for your comment and confirmation that there is no written opinion, which makes sense in part when considering that time is of the essence to issue a stay order rather than waiting for the hours needed to draft an opinion. However, an eventual Supreme Court opinion might be of assistance for further court proceedings. I found the court’s stay order here.