In re: Death Penalty Abolition Reaffirmation Act of 2020
|In re: Death Penalty Abolition Reaffirmation Act of 2020|
|Decided August 19, 2020|
|Full case name||State of Dixie v. Comped|
|Citations||101 M.S.Ct. 120|
|Opinion announcement||Opinion announcement|
|Prior||Judgment for plaintiff in part, Case No. 20-06|
|The Dixie Legislature acted constitutionally in abolishing the death penalty and did not violate earlier statute, the First Amendment or the Commerce Clause. Supreme Court of Dixie reversed.|
JJEagleHawk · CuriositySMBC · Joseph Ibney · Dobs · BSDDC · Dewey Cheatem
|Majority||Cheatem, joined by unanimous|
|U.S. Const. art. I, U.S. Const. amend. I|
In re: Death Penalty Abolition Reaffirmation Act of 2020, 101 M.S.Ct. 120 (2020), was a decision of the United States Supreme Court on August 19, 2020, that reviewed the General Assembly of Dixie's adoption of the Death Penalty Abolition Reaffirmation Act of 2020. The Dixie statute, which purported to abolish the death penalty in the state, provide for resentencing, prohibit the import of death penalty drugs by the state corrections department, and proscribe facilitation of executions in foreign jurisdictions by state employees, was held unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of Dixie under a Dormant Commerce Clause theory and a supposed violation of the First Amendment rights of public employees.
On appeal, a unanimous Supreme Court eviscerated the legal reasoning of the state court as thoroughly flawed and found the statute to be compliant with the Commerce Clause and First Amendment. The decision of the Supreme Court of Dixie was reversed.