The Trump administration executed Dustin Higgs for taking part in a triple murder in Maryland in 1996, a crime of which he claimed to be innocent, including with his final words. The 6-3 vote, in which the Court’s liberal wing voted against clearing the way for the execution, was accompanied by a blistering dissent from Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Jaime Santos, a partner in Goodwin’s appellate litigation practice, described the ruling as a political decision. Read the Vox article here.
In The Press January 16, 2021