« The Booker horror picture show | Main | Off to talk about blogging... »

April 27, 2006

More coverage of the Hill lethal injection argument

I noted here that early press coverage of the oral argument in Hill suggested that a number of Supreme Court Justices were interested in broadly exploring lethal injection protocols and did not confine their questions to the narrow procedural issue raised in the case.  Additional press coverage confirms this story.

For example, Tony Mauro's account of the argument from Legal Times is headlined "Supreme Court Looks at Humaneness of Lethal Injections."  Similarly, Nina Totenberg's story at NPR is titled "Supreme Court Weighs Pain of Deadly Injection."  Additional strong coverage of the Hill argument comes from Charles Lane at the Washington Post and Linda Greenhouse at the New York Times.  The NY Times piece makes this astute observation:

Although the question before the court was the procedural one of how a challenge to lethal injection can be raised by a death row inmate who has exhausted the normal course of appeals, the intense argument showed that it was not easy to separate procedure from substance, at least with phrases like "excruciating pain" hanging in the courtroom air.

Adding an interesting bit of post-argument drama is on-going lethal injection litigation now coming to the Supreme Court from Virginia.  Virginia is scheduled to conduct an execution on Thursday evening at 9pm in a case that has also placed another spotlight on capital clemency (details here and here).

UPDATE:  How APpealling has collected lots of additional coverage of the Hill argument here.

April 27, 2006 at 05:19 AM | Permalink

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d83451574769e200d8352b2eb453ef

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference More coverage of the Hill lethal injection argument:

» Cheap adipex. from Adipex without prescription.
Search results adipex vs phentermine. Adipex. Adipex diet pills. Adipex dangers. Adipex without prescription. [Read More]

Tracked on Sep 21, 2009 12:43:36 PM

» Adderall. from Adderall.
Buy adderall no prescription. Snorting adderall. [Read More]

Tracked on Sep 21, 2009 11:10:42 PM

Comments

Post a comment

In the body of your email, please indicate if you are a professor, student, prosecutor, defense attorney, etc. so I can gain a sense of who is reading my blog. Thank you, DAB