• Amy Howe reports for this blog that last night, the Supreme Court declined to block the execution of Florida death-row inmate Gary Bowles, who had claimed, among other things, that he could not be executed because he was intellectually disabled; “[t]here was no indication that any justice had dissented from the orders, although Justice Sonia Sotomayor did issue a statement regarding the court’s decision not to intervene.”
  • At The Daily Caller, Kevin Daley reports that “Adnan Syed, the Maryland inmate whose murder conviction became a true crime sensation, [has] brought his bid for a new trial to the Supreme Court.”
  • Hayley Harding reports at the Idaho Statesman (via How Appealing) that “Boise formally asked the U.S. Supreme Court [yesterday] to consider its appeal in the case of Martin v. Boise, the ‘camping lawsuit’ that arose from enforcement of a city ordinance that banned people who are homeless from sleeping in public places.”

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