Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Michael Ross: Legal Update

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld the decision of the United States District Court to stay the execution of Michael Ross to allow more time to evaluate his competency. The state is now appealing to the United States Supreme Court. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg can lift the stay herself or refer the case to the entire Court for review. Considering who Ginsburg is now and who she was before she joined the Court, all bets are on her referring the case to the full Court. Ross vehemently objects to assertions that he is incompetent and continues to insist that he be executed as soon as possible. Stay tuned!

Appeals court halts Ross execution

Additionally, for those of you interested in receiving up to date information on the Ross case, please check out Kirby's Reports. Kirby's Reports blogs Connecticut legal news and has been tracking the press and case decisions on the Ross execution in detail.

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