U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Hallford Stay


The United States Supreme Court today denied the State of Alabama’s application to vacate the stay of Phillip Hallford’s March 19, 2009, execution date.

The Eleventh Circuit stayed Mr. Hallford’s execution on February 11, 2009. It has scheduled oral argument in the case, which challenges Alabama’s lethal injection procedures, for the end of March.

The State appealed to the United States Supreme Court after the Eleventh Circuit rejected its request to vacate the stay.