The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled early Wednesday that Missouri could proceed with Franklin’s execution, just hours after a lower court blocked it.
U.S. District Judge Nanette K. Laughrey in Jefferson City on Friday sided with the American Civil Liberties Union, which sued Linn State Technical College on behalf of six students.
The lawsuit claims the program violates students’ Fourth Amendment rights against unlawful searches and seizures.
Jonathan Whitworth, his wife and son sued 12 Columbia police officers involved in the 2010 raid at the Whitworths’ home. Two of the family’s dogs were shot, killing one.