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April 26, 2008

Looking at post-Baze realities in Florida

Yesterday's broadcast of NPR's "All Things Considered" had this segment titled "Opponents Challenge Death Penalty in Florida."  Here is the summary:

Florida officials are eager to resume carrying out death penalties following this month's Supreme Court decision, which found that Kentucky's use of lethal injection does not constitute cruel and unusual punishment.  State officials say Florida's lethal injection protocols follow what the Supreme Court approved in Kentucky.  But attorneys for death row inmates say Kentucky is different from Florida.

Some related pre- and post-Baze posts:

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We'll find out soon enough--the Florida Supreme Court's decision in Schwab is currently awaiting disposition from US Supreme Court. Almost certainly, cert. will be denied.

Posted by: federalist | Apr 26, 2008 10:13:41 AM

"But attorneys for death row inmates say Kentucky is different from Florida."

Yep, that's what Justice Ginsburg said, too. She cited the Florida Supreme Court's decision in Lightbourne for the reasons why Florida's protocol is better.

Posted by: Kent Scheidegger | Apr 26, 2008 3:21:13 PM

Yes, Florida's execution protocol is most excellent. The foot long chemical burn in Angel Diaz's tissue and the 34 minutes it took to execute him shows just how excellent it is!

Posted by: | Apr 26, 2008 10:13:33 PM

10:13:33--Uh, that's why they revised it.

Posted by: federalist | Apr 26, 2008 10:22:32 PM

Revised it they did, federalist. Though everyone involved agreed it was most excellent prior to the Diaz execution. Now it must be even more excellent than it was before.

Posted by: | Apr 27, 2008 7:18:12 AM

I'm guessing this year the Florida execution team will be getting a lot of practice.

Posted by: federalist | Apr 27, 2008 3:01:23 PM

as a social worker, i am definitely not pro-death sentencing! i believe every one has a chance to redeem themselves! it takes time but people can reform!
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Posted by: jane doe | Jun 26, 2008 4:35:25 AM

Hi,

This method of lethal injection protocol is different no matter whether it's Kentucky or Florida.
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