Federal officials try to block Texas execution to allow review of case
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Fourteen years and numerous judicial reviews have passed since José Medellin was sentenced to die after confessing to the brutal gang rape and murder of two teenage girls in Houston.JOSÉ MEDELLIN That's long enough, state officials say.
It's time to carry out the sentence. But defense attorneys, and an unusual coalition of federal officials, including no less than the attorney general and secretary of state, say if his Aug. 5 execution is not stayed, so Mr. Medellin's case can be reviewed one more time at the behest of the International Court of Justice, Texas will be rushing to judgment..snip
U.S. Supreme Court ruled earlier this year that individual states are not bound by the international court decision. .
The Supreme Court ruling cleared the way for Harris County prosecutors to seek an execution date for Mr. Medellin.
But two weeks ago, a bill was introduced in Congress by Reps. Howard Berman, D-California, and Zoe Lofgren, D-California, to require states to come into compliance with the International Court order. Defense attorneys and officials are pushing to delay Mr. Medellin's execution until that bill can be considered.
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