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US Supreme Court grants cert. in death penalty case

The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari this morning in Medellin v. Texas. Scotusblog provides a summary:

"The Justices granted review Monday in only one case -- the appeal by Mexican national Jose Ernesto Medellin, now on death row in Texas. His appeal raises a major question about presidential power to direct state courts to obey a World Court ruling on the rights of foreign nationals arrested and prosecuted in the U.S. Medellin's appeal on the question of presidential authority is supported by the Bush Administration."

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