Court Cases and US Foreign Policy
Leal v. Texas, 2011
In the case of Leal v. Texas, the United States Supreme Court refused to authorize a stay of execution for convicted murderer Humberto Leal. The State of Texas executed Leal by lethal injection just an hour after the Supreme Court made its decision on July 7, 2011.
U.S. Concerned About Pussy Riot Sentencing
The U.S. State Department, White House, and Voice of America have all registered their concerns over the sentencing of Russian punk band Pussy Riot.