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SCOTUS Hears Case that can have a Life or Death Consequences for Inmates in Arizona

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 1, 2022

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Sarai Bejarano [email protected] | 212-739-7581 

SCOTUS Hears Case that can have a Life or Death Consequences for Inmates in Arizona

New York, NY – The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Cruz v. Arizona, a case concerning the state’s Rule of Criminal Procedure and post-conviction relief. 

The following statement can be attributed to Lourdes M. Rosado, President and General Counsel, LatinoJustice PRLDEF:

“Today the Supreme Court will hear a case that decides whether Arizona can use a procedural shortcut to execute a man after a trial that everyone now admits was unconstitutional at the time. LatinoJustice was proud to join with The Legal Defense Fund (LDF) in an amicus brief that explain the long history of racial bias in the death penalty, and how constitutional protections are all the more crucial for those who have long been discriminated by the criminal legal system.”

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