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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

US Supreme Court Gives Cruel & Unusual Punishment a Thumbs Up

Reference: Lethal Injection Web-Based Clearinghouse

The US Supreme Court has ruled that lethal injection is not cruel and unusual punishment for prisoners and therefore is constitutional.

Why? Because it does not pose a "substantial or objectively intolerable risk of serious harm."

Aside from the by no means settled question of whether lethal injection causes pain and distress--is not being killed itself "a substantial and objectively intolerable risk of serious harm"?

You don't have to be one of the most highly placed lawyers in the land to figure that one out. Or...maybe you do have to not be one.

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