Constitutional Faces: Henry Skinner

August 17th, 2011

Henry Skinner, of Skinner v. Switzer fame, has had a new date set for his execution, even though he won at the Supreme Court. Or, did he win? Yes, we often forget that SCOTUS cases that establish new doctrines don’t end the matter. The case was remanded to the District Court. If the District Court does not find him worthy of the new doctrine, to the gurney he goes.

The last sentence is kinda badass, in light of the fact that Mitchell was my Habeas prof.

Switzer’s office referred questions to Texas Solicitor General Jonathan Mitchell, who could not be reached for comment.