Monday, May 23, 2005

Much Ado About Nothing? Medellin is Dismissed

The Court today dismissed the petition in Medellin holding that certiorari was improvidently granted. Basically, this means that they are holding that they should not have accepted the case in the first place. Thanks to SCOTUSBlog for the pointer. I'll have much more to say later today. For a reminder on the issues raised by a challenge to Texas' administration of the death penalty involving foreigners, the effect of an International Court of Justice judgment, and the intervention by the President, see here.