Coalition Seeks Clemency for Mexican Man on Texas Death Row

Case echoes dispute involved in 2008 Supreme Court decision in 'Medellin v. Texas,' and also implicates pending action in Congress

, The National Law Journal


Backed by former judges, prosecutors and diplomats from across the U.S., lawyers are asking Texas officials to delay the July 7 execution of Humberto Leal Garcia. Arrested in 1994 on suspicion of murder, Leal is a Mexican national who was never told he had a right under an international treaty to contact the Mexican consulate for legal assistance.

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