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February 17, 2006

Notable editorials on lethal injection scrummages

Besides making great fodder for a modern-day Kafka novel, the litigation scrummages over lethal injection also provide grist for the editorial mill:

  • The San Francisco Chronicle today has this editorial entitled "Kinder, gentler executions." Here's its opening: "As California readies for its third Death Row execution in two months, the spectacle of killing an inmate just keeps becoming more absurd."

  • The Bradenton Herald today has this editorial entitled "Sad, not cruel." Here are key passages: "No question the nation could use a serious, in-depth debate on the death penalty.... But the issue here is lethal injection. The cruel-and-unusual punishment argument is really grasping at straws by death penalty opponents."

Some related prior posts:

UPDATE: How Appealing here has a collection of links to the latest news and developments in the California lethal injection litigation.

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