4/16/2008

Death Penalty Executions Can Go Ahead for Now

Today's decision by the US Supreme Court means that the presidential race this year could well determine if the death penalty can be continued. The 7 to 2 decision is much closer than what it appears. In a very splintered decision, only a plurality held any part of the case. As the AP reports:

Roberts' opinion did leave open subsequent challenges to lethal injection practices if a state refused to adopt an alternative method that significantly reduced the risk of severe pain. . . .

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