These are just a few of the press stories that were published when Randy's case was denied at the Supreme Court. It's important to note that whilst the word 'denial' can often read like 'defeat', Randy's case is very much on-going, and is still under review at the Trial Court.
The option of returning to the Supreme Court, depending on the outcome of the review of Randy's case, is also still very much open to us.
While acknowledging the definite short term defeat, some of Halprin’s other supporters also welcomed the denial’s silver lining.
“Justice Sotomayor wrote a favorable opinion concerning the denial,” noted Friends of Randy Halprin via Twitter. “Sotomayor appears to be putting some pressure on the state court to do the right thing. Today’s decision is not a complete loser! There is definitely some positivity to be read from Sotomayor’s opinion.”
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American Jewish Committee (AJC) welcomed the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals decision to stay the execution of Randy Halprin. The court remanded the case to a Dallas County court to review the allegations that the judge who had sentenced Halprin to death was biased against Jews and other minorities.
Last week, more than 100Jewish attorneys in Texas, the American Jewish Committee, and the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism filed an amicus brief with the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA) in support of a new trial for Randy Halprin. Halprin’s 2003 trial was tainted by the anti-Semitic bias of Dallas Judge Vickers Cunningham.
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