Last Minute Request

· dKo journal, Edgewise, Paleoblogs

Reuters tells us that the Supreme Court refused last night “to let Missouri execute a death-row inmate contesting lethal injection…turning down Missouri’s last-minute request to allow a midnight execution.”
That’s right, the “last minute request” was from the state. They were irreparably deprived of their last opportunity to kill this man yesterday at midnight.
I know what a “last minute request” is to stay an execution. If you don’t get immediate relief, then at one minute after midnight, you are dead.
A “last minute request” to allow an execution? If you don’t get immediate relief, then at one minute after midnight, it is such a disappointment.