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August 18, 2006

Executions making a comeback

Though litigation over the constitutionality of lethal injection continues to rage, the process of executions continue to march on in some states.  As detailed in stories here and here, both Texas and North Carolina completed lethal injection executions in the last 24 hours.

In addition, as this story details, Florida "Gov. Jeb Bush reinstated a death warrant Thursday for a condemned killer, despite a ruling this year from the U.S. Supreme Court that the inmate could challenge the state's method of lethal injection.  Prison officials scheduled his execution for next month."  But, unsurprisingly, the "attorney for convicted killer Clarence Hill said he would ask a federal appellate court for a stay on the execution so the Supreme Court decision can be carried out."

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So what do you think Clarence Hill's execution date means for the rest of Florida inmate's on death row? Right now there are at least 20 inmate's who, if had a date set, their executions would most likely be carried out (had lethal injection not been an issue). What do you think> Hill's execution serious, or non-serious? What are the chances of his date with the executioner being stayed?

Posted by: Jeff | Aug 18, 2006 4:51:16 PM

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