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Supreme Court Rejects Medical Transport of Prisoner in Habeas Case (1)

June 21, 2022, 2:59 PMUpdated: June 21, 2022, 4:02 PM

The US Supreme Court ruled against an Ohio death row inmate who asked a federal court to order his transportation to a hospital for a neurological exam.

In a 5-4 decision Tuesday, the court’s majority said two lower courts were wrong to grant Raymond Twyford’s request. The court held a transportation order that allows a prisoner to search for new evidence is not “necessary or appropriate in aid of” a federal court’s adjudication of a habeas corpus action when the prisoner has not shown that the desired evidence would be admissible in connection with a particular claim for relief.

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