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Monday, June 19, 2006


High Court Allows Lethal Shot Challenges
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?

Comments:
Excellent point about Schiavo, Paul!
 

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Man, my previous comment was really typo laden. Let's try that again...

I'm sure the drugs they use to kill someone with lethal injection are really really painful. Which is why criminals are knocked out with other drugs before they are administered the actual lethal shot.
 

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