The Clarion-Ledger, 7/22/8

Dale Leo Bishop’s efforts to avoid execution Wednesday will continue today despite a federal appeals court ruling Monday that dealt a blow to his chances.

In a 2-1 decision, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied Bishop’s emergency appeal for a stay that challenged Mississippi’s method of lethal injection.

But Bishop’s attorney, Jim Craig, said he will appeal that ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court, and two other federal appeals are still pending.

“I think we have strong arguments in all three appeals,” Craig said.