June 26, 2006
Back to the lethal injection scrummages
A judge on Monday ordered all executions put on hold in Missouri after a condemned man challenged lethal injection as a violation of the U.S. Constitution's protection against undue pain and suffering. U.S. District Judge Fernando Gaitan Jr. said the execution process as carried out in Missouri was not consistent and "subject to change (in protocol) at a moment's notice."
Some recent related posts:
- The intriguing next chapter in the lethal injection saga
- Oklahoma ruling on lethal injection's constitutionality
- On the other side of the Hill
UPDATE: This article indicates that a similar stay because of concerns about lethal injection protocols has been entered by a federal district judge in Arkansas. Meanwhile, as detailed here, "Tennessee could become the fifth state in the death penalty's modern era to have multiple executions on the same day if it carries out the sentences of convicted killers Sedley Alley and Paul Dennis Reid after midnight tonight." And, as detailed here, a notorious killer is due to be executed by lethal injection in Texas today.
Some addition recent related posts:
- A Hill of beans
- Insights on Hill from THE expert
- Lethal injection litigation inspection
- A bit of lethal injection history
- How could (and should) Congress clean up the lethal injection mess?
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The Sixth Circuit today denied rehearing en banc in the Alley case by a vote of 7-6. Two separate dissents from the order were filed.
Posted by: LT | Jun 27, 2006 12:16:52 PM