The Supreme Court saved a man from execution in 2020. It just took that back in Andrus v. Texas. – Vox (Me: GOPDeathCult infects Supreme Court of United States)

Two years ago, the Supreme Court determined that Terence Andrus, a death row inmate in Texas, received unconstitutionally ineffective legal counsel at his murder trial. On Monday, the Court effectively disregarded this decision — permitting a Texas court that openly defied the Supreme Court’s 2020 opinion to reinstate Andrus’s death sentence.

Though the justices who voted to let Andrus’s death sentence stand in this new decision did not explain themselves, it is notable that the Court reversed course after two justices in the 2020 majority — Justices Anthony Kennedy and Ruth Bader Ginsburg — were replaced by very conservative Trump appointees.

The most likely explanation for the Court’s change of heart in this case, in other words, isn’t that the law cuts against Andrus in 2022 any more than it did in 2020. It’s just that conservative Republicans control more seats on the Supreme Court.

 

Source: The Supreme Court saved a man from execution in 2020. It just took that back in Andrus v. Texas. – Vox

13 thoughts on “The Supreme Court saved a man from execution in 2020. It just took that back in Andrus v. Texas. – Vox (Me: GOPDeathCult infects Supreme Court of United States)”

    1. The Supreme Court is highest court and its decisions become the law or say what law means. In this case, the political leanings of the majority changed so they changed the law to suit the new majority. The public no longer supports executions in many cases but the Supreme Court majority of today does.

    2. Me too – they are about to perhaps reverse the legality of abortions which was the result of an earlier Court decision. These same people would also like to outlaw inter-racial marriages, gay marriage, and birth control devices – all of which earlier courts recognized as legal.

    3. That is the aim of many on the right in America – sadly – Then they would start to fight among themselves who is “really” white. This began here with slavery and anti-Catholicism. The Irish, Italians, Spanish, Poles, Mexicans, Cubans… were lumped with Blacks as being unwelcome in America.

    4. Irish, Italians, Spanish and Poles were not considered white? Crazy! the funniest to me is, that white people are called “Caucasian” in American passports, and when you look at the people living in the Caucasus region, they are olive skinned and dark haired and eyed.

    5. Yes, it is funny about features of present day residents of Caucasus. “Irish, Italians, Spanish and Poles were not considered white?” Being Catholic was considered to be as “bad” as being black. It was an anti-immigration movement that began in 1830s, 1840s.

    6. I used to work for a not for profit organization that opposed the death sentence. I attended several hearings for leniency and attended protests are sites where executions were being carried out. We helped get altered sentences for two, while I worked there.

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