The Supreme Court turned aside Monday an appeal by a Mexican citizen who contended he and 50 other Mexicans should have their death sentences overturned because they were denied legal help from their consulates in violation of international law. The court cited a last-minute maneuver by President Bush ordering state courts to revisit the issue, making Supreme Court intervention unnecessary at this time. It reserved the right to hear the appeal once the case runs its course in state court.
High Court Turns Aside Mexican's Appeal of Death Sentence
May 24, 2005