stay of execution

noun phrase

: an order that temporarily stops an execution
The court issued a stay of execution.

Examples of stay of execution in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That said, Prejean also wants people to be aware of Glossip, who was granted a stay of execution in 2023 by the U.S. Supreme Court until further review is conducted, and his ongoing case. Raven Brunner, Peoplemag, 13 June 2024 As a result, Mills filed a motion this past April asking the court to reopen his appeal and grant a stay of execution. Emily Mae Czachor, CBS News, 30 May 2024 His last hope, the U.S. Supreme Court, on Wednesday denied Creech’s request for a stay of execution, the Associated Press reported. Kevin Fixler, Idaho Statesman, 26 Mar. 2024 Yesterday, the Supreme Court rejected a request for a stay of execution, though the case could come before them again based on other legal challenges. Elizabeth Robinson, NBC News, 25 Jan. 2024 Just weeks earlier, Godwin had received a stay of execution after Walden had threatened to layer her with an additional manager, Debra OConnell, a television division president, in a reorganization. Lachlan Cartwright, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Feb. 2024 Apparently, Hobbes has reportedly almost disappeared before but received a stay of execution. Benj Edwards, Ars Technica, 29 Jan. 2024 Idaho’s first execution in nearly 12 years will continue as scheduled later this month after the state’s highest court Friday denied a stay of execution for Thomas Creech and dismissed two of the longtime death row prisoner’s state appeals. Kevin Fixler, Idaho Statesman, 10 Feb. 2024 In July, Parson lifted a stay of execution for one of them, Marcellus Williams, whose guilt was called into question in a St. Louis County killing after his DNA was not detected on the murder weapon. Luke Nozicka, Kansas City Star, 12 Feb. 2024

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“Stay of execution.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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