August 4, 2008

Texas parole board won't stop execution of Mexican

Texas Gov. Rick Perry could still halt Jose Medellin's execution, scheduled for Tuesday, but won't announce his decision until Tuesday. Medellin is at the center of a diplomatic row over whether foreign nationals must be granted access to consular officials when they're arrested. The World Court has said yes, but the U.S. Supreme Court said Texas couldn't be ordered to hold a hearing.

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