September 26, 2010
by Erin Bock
A federal judge ruled Friday that the state of California can move forward with plans to execute a convicted rapist and murderer later this week. Albert Brown was convicted of raping and murdering a 15-year-old girl in 1982 and is scheduled to be executed on Wednesday. Brown petitioned to join a ...[read more]
February 1, 2007
by Andrew Wood
Liliana Segura: The Campaign to End the Death Penalty applauds the decision of the North Carolina Medical Board to refuse physician participation in executions, leading Judge Donald Stephens to halt executions in the state. The North Carolina doctors are just the latest in a growing trend of... ...[read more]
December 15, 2006
by Tom Henry
Morales v. Tilton, US District Court for the Northen District of California San Jose District, December 15, 2006. Read the full text of the memorandum. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]
December 15, 2006
by Jeannie Shawl
A federal judge issued a memorandum of intended decision Friday, concluding that California's lethal injection procedure creates an undue and unnecessary risk of cruel and unusual punishment in violation of the Eighth Amendment of the US Constitution. The memorandum came in the case... ...[read more]
April 4, 2006
by Krystal MacIntyre
US District Judge Jeremy Fogel has authorized lawyers to obtain information on executioners at San Quentin Prison, but has banned the release of any details about them to the public. Lawyers for convicted murderer and death row inmate Michael Morales are seeking to substantiate claims that the ...[read more]
March 4, 2006
by Greg Sampson
In response to a February injunction imposed by US Distict Judge Jeremy Fogel, California prosecutors Friday proposed altering the combination of sedatives and life-ending drugs used in executions in order to ensure that prisoners do not become conscious or experience wanton or unnecessary pa... ...[read more]
February 23, 2006
by David Shucosky
California faces a virtual moratorium on executions in the wake of a court ruling that medical professionals must monitor executions by lethal injection to be sure that the inmate feels no pain. The execution of condemned killer Michael Morales, was put on hold late Monday after two ...[read more]
February 21, 2006
by Bernard Hibbitts
The US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has said that the state of California has decided to postpone indefinitely the execution of condemned killer Michael Morales, initially delayed late Monday after two anesthesiologists refused to take part. Morales' death warrant had to be exercised by 11: ...[read more]
February 21, 2006
by JURIST Staff
The execution of Michael Angelo Morales, scheduled to take place just after midnight Tuesday morning, was delayed after the two anesthesiologists on hand to ensure that Morales would not suffer excessive pain during the process refused to participate due to ethical concerns. Morales, convicted in ...[read more]
February 20, 2006
by Lisl Brunner
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Sunday refused to stay the execution of Michael Morales, but in a second decision also approved the presence of a doctor at his execution Tuesday morning to ensure that Morales is unconscious and to defray an undue risk that will suffer excessive... ...[read more]

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