May 3, 2008

States will Git-R-Done execution-wise

"They’re back from vacation and ready to go to work."
Less than three weeks after a United States Supreme Court ruling ended a seven-month moratorium on lethal injections, at least 14 execution dates have been set in six states between May 6 and October.

Experts say the resumption of executions is likely to throw a strong new spotlight on the divisive national — and international — issue of capital punishment.
You don't say. Much like that juridically activist* old rascal Associate Justice John Paul Stevens said it would. Him smart.

No wonder Justice Scalia thought they should have just kept going, the better to protect the DP against more detailed public scrutiny.

Now that's activism. Due process, what due process?

* Stevens voted to reactivate the dormant IV drips.

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