TSC, Haslam Refuse to Postpone Execution; Irick Appeals to SCOTUS - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Aug 7, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court and Gov. Bill Haslam have refused to postpone the execution of Billy Ray Irick, and now his attorneys are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to step in and delay his death, The Tennessean reports. Irick’s lawyers argue that he should not be executed while the battle over Tennessee’s three-drug lethal injection cocktail is still under a challenge. "Denial of this motion will deny Mr. Irick his right to appeal,” his attorneys wrote. Justice Sharon Lee issued a dissent to the TSC’s ruling.