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November 9, 2009

BREAKING NEWS: Supreme Court refuses to block DC sniper's execution

Posted: 02:11 PM ET

Editor's Note: Don't miss Larry King Live's exclusive interivew with the "DC Sniper's" ex-wives and one of his sons. One night before his scheduled execution, his first ex-wife will be there to hear his last words before he is put to death. That's tonight at 9ET/6PT.

By Robert Barnes via Washington Post

story_sniper_giThe Supreme Court Monday denied John Allen Muhammad's request to stay his execution, clearing the way for Virginia to put to death the man who terrorized the Washington region as the Beltway Sniper.

Justices John Paul Stevens, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor objected to the court's haste, saying it "highlights once again the perversity of executing inmates before their appeals process have been fully concluded."

Stevens, writing for the three, said Virginia had short-circuited the process by scheduling Muhammad's execution for Tuesday night, earlier than the court would normally have reviewed his petition for the court to take his case.

"By denying Muhammad's stay application, we have allowed Virginia to truncate our deliberative process on a matter - involving a death row inmate - that demands the most careful attention," Stevens wrote.

He said he did not disagree with the court's ultimate decision that Muhammad's petition did not warrant the court's consideration.

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Terry, TX   November 10th, 2009 12:13 am ET

Stevens, Ginsburg and Sotomayer.....surprise ....surprise.... 10 dead and that's their opinion. God help us.


Donald L Allen   November 10th, 2009 3:39 am ET

Larry King what you think about the police or they not just to help the US to have your right and dont they conn you in to useing them sued they not be Ilegal Is it not right for it to be ILegal the police sued be for the people not agant the people but you no it no,t like that and I think we as a people need to do sumting about it get rich trick just to suet the rich I blive it need to change and it a good place to start thank,s Larry King Live see you Donald sum times you think you no sum one but you do not like you think you do so relise that see you larry Donald


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