Posted by | February 9, 2012 10:51 | Filed under: Top Stories

Submitted by Cheston Catalano

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to overrule a lower court ruling that put the Ohio execution of a condemned killer on hold.

The court on Wednesday denied the state’s appeal of decisions in inmate Charles Lorraine’s case that said Ohio had strayed too far from its execution policies to be trusted to carry out the death sentence for now.

The office of Attorney General Mike DeWine had argued that minor deviations in policy don’t mean the system is unconstitutional.

DeWine had said that without Supreme Court action, Ohio is in danger of having dozens of executions delayed on a case-by-case basis.

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By: Cheston Catalano

Cheston Catalano is a Kentucky-based journalist whose work has been featured in the Chattanooga Times Free Press and the Clarksville Leaf Chronicle. He is a long-time contributor to Liberaland.