Opinions Relating to Orders - 2018

Miller v. Parker

The application for stay of execution of sentence of death presented to JUSTICE SOTOMAYOR and by her referred to the Court is denied. The petition for a writ of certiorari is denied. JUSTICE SOTOMAYOR, dissenting from denial of application for stay and denial of certiorari. Tennessee is scheduled to electrocute David Miller tonight. Miller is the second inmate in just over a month who has chosen to die by the electric chair in order to avoid the State’s current lethal injection protocol. See Zagorski v. Haslam, 586 U. S. _ (2018) (SOTOMAYOR, J., dissenting from denial of application for stay and denial of certiorari). Both so chose even though electrocution can be a dreadful way to die.* They did so against the backdrop of credible scientific evidence that lethal injection as currently practiced in Tennessee may well be even worse.