How Appealing

Saturday, July 19, 2014

“Appeals court eyes man’s bid to delay execution”: Yesterday, The Associated Press had a report that begins, “A federal appeals court on Friday began considering whether to grant a reprieve in the upcoming execution of an Arizona inmate after his lawyer sought information about the two-drug combination that will be used to put him to death.”

More recently, this evening, the majority on a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed the district court’s denial of a preliminary injunction and held that the death row inmate was entitled to the information he is seeking. You can access the majority opinion at this link and the dissenting opinion at this link.

Posted at 7:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“FSU law professor dies in shooting”: The Tallahassee Democrat has a news update that begins, “Dan Markel, a well-known Florida State law professor and author, died after being shot Friday, according to friends and the FSU law school.”

On a personal note, Markel was a longtime valued friend of this blog who, while still in private practice, helped me to recruit one of the interviewees for this blog’s “20 questions for the appellate judge” feature. His friendship will be missed, and I send my condolences to his family and many friends. Markel was a founder of “PrawfsBlawg,” which notes his passing in this post.

Posted at 6:58 PM by Howard Bashman