The Supreme Court opened the door Monday to new constitutional challenges to lethal injection, the method used by most states and the federal government to execute death row inmates.
In an unanimous decision, the court allowed those condemned to die to make last-minute claims that the chemicals used are too painful _ and therefore amount to cruel and unusual punishment in violation of the Constitution's Eighth Amendment.
No, I'm anti-death penlty, but if they're really concerned about cruel an unsual punishment, why not just starve them to death? When it was done to Terri Schiavo, we were even told it was a "peaceful
" way to die. What's cruel about that?