The Supreme Court rejected on Tuesday a state's attempt to return a convicted killer to death row for execution. Pennsylvania had asked the justices to overturn an appellate court's ruling that was written by the Supreme Court's new member, Samuel Alito. To avoid a conflict of interest, Alito did not participate in Tuesday's high court decision.
High Court Rejects Death Row Case Handled Earlier by Alito
The Associated Press
February 22, 2006