Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Is lethal injection "cruel and unusual punishment"?

I certainly believe this is true ---as I think it is clear that the death penalty is at least a cruel punishment no matter its form--- but now the U.S. Supreme Court will make a ruling on this question. My hopes are not high that they will ban such executions, although I am hopeful the current Court will offer some signals on what conditions must be satisfied to finally ban all forms of capital punishment in the United States all together. (Details here.)

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