“Capital Punishment’s Loyal Officer”

” …The real guerrilla war is being waged by death states that continue to pursue executions even as crime remains at historic lows and public opinion turns against this archaic ritual. Many of these states are making a farce of the Court’s own decades long effort to forge a more legal and more humane death penalty by using all means, legal or otherwise, to acquire execution drugs; and obstructing prisoners and their advocates from discovering even the most basic scientific facts about how the state proposes to take their lives. Meanwhile the death penalty majority on the Supreme Court has fought its own battle to prevent continued judicial oversight of state executions. Indeed, the first named petitioner in the case in which Justice Alito delivered his appeal for honesty was executed earlier this year even as the issue he raised was scheduled for Supreme Court argument…”

PrawfsBlawg, “Capital Punishment’s Loyal Officer.” By Jonathan Simon on May 9, 2015
http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/2015/05/capital-punishments-loyal-officer.html

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