The US Supreme Court entered a temporary stay to consider Harcourt’s cert petition and application for a stay, but ultimately denied the stay at approximately 8:40PM, over the dissent of Justices Jane Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor, and Breyer. Ginsburg and Sotomayor protested that “The District Court and Eleventh Circuit erroneously […]
In a 17-page opinion issued at 12:30pm EST, the Eleventh Circuit denied Doyle Hamm a stay of execution. The opinion is here:
In another extraordinary moment in this unprecedented litigation over the special protocol needed for Doyle Hamm because of his lymphatic cancer and venous condition, it is the Eleventh Circuit this time that is interjecting itself right into the state’s method of execution. The Eleventh Circuit orders the state of Alabama […]
On February 6, 2018, Chief Judge Karon O. Bowdre of the US District Court for the Northern District of Alabama issued a 25-page opinion declaring that “based on the record as it currently exists, Mr. Hamm has shown a substantial likelihood of success on the merits, and the court finds that […]
*** BREAKING NEWS *** On Wednesday evening, January 31, 2018, United States District Judge Karon Bowdre, Chief Judge of the US District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, granted a stay of the execution of Doyle Hamm scheduled for February 22, 2018. Judge Bowdre ruled from the bench, at the […]
The Alabama Supreme Court has set a weekly reporting schedule to monitor the medical situation of Doyle Lee Hamm, who is suffering from cancer, through September 30, 2017. Two justices, Michael Bolin and William Sellers, dissented from the order, which suggests that they would have set an execution date. The […]
On Bastille Day, July 14, 2017, the Alabama Supreme Court granted Doyle Hamm’s motion for more time to respond to the state’s motion to set an execution date. Mr. Hamm has until August 8, 2017, to respond. A PDF of the document is available on the PLEADINGS page here.