Reporter covering the U.S. Supreme Court Education: University of Florida, B.S. in Journalism
Robert Barnes has been a Washington Post reporter and editor since 1987. He joined the paper to cover Maryland politics, and he has served in various editing positions, including metropolitan editor and national political editor. He has covered the Supreme Court since November 2006.
The court’s conservatives said Russell Bucklew has not shown that Missouri’s lethal injection method would be cruel and unusual. His lawyers say he suffers from cavernous hemangioma, which causes tumors that could rupture during the execution.