Tag Archives: SCOTUS

What we are doing is wrong

Of all the execution methods being considered in the Mississippi senate last week, it was the firing squad that was rejected; nitrogen hypoxia and electrocution are still being considered.  Discounting the firing squad is understandable, as Radley Balko explains: “We recoil … Continue reading

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Three Setbacks and a Death

US Supreme Court Justice Scalia, who died last week at a luxury ranch in Texas, would have welcomed three recent setbacks for death penalty opponents in the administration of the death penalty in Mississippi. Last year, Justice Scalia joined the … Continue reading

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US Supreme Court: Faulty Analysis of Willie’s Cases

Death penalty supporters disappointed by last month’s US Supreme Court ruling are finding hope for the future in the dissents to the ruling, supported by four of the nine justices. Justice Breyer’s dissent is particularly comprehensive: “I would ask for full … Continue reading

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A Bitter Blow

The Glossip v. Gross ruling is a bitter blow for death penalty opponents. A deeply divided and acrimonious US Supreme Court ruled 5:4 last week that: “Because the death penalty is constitutional there must be a constitutional way of carrying it out.” … Continue reading

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