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October 25, 2007

All the lethal injection news that's fit to print (but not for law prof blogging?)

The New York Times this morning has two article covering the state of the lethal injection world:

As these two articles highlight, the media continues to provide a lot of coverage of the dynamic post-Baze death penalty developments.  Though lots of media attention on capital punishment does never surprises me, I am somewhat surprised that most high-profile law professor bloggers — like the folks at Balkinization and Concurring Opinions and PrawfsBlawg and The Volokh Conspiracy — are yet to give these high-profile, constitutional, legal-process death penalty stories any attention at all.

October 25, 2007 at 09:21 AM | Permalink


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You're right to say they should be covered more. One problem I find here is that it is difficult to find the right "tonal register"...I just find the whole state of criminal punishment in the U.S. so deficient, and the death penalty so troubling, that I avoid writing about it.

But you're right that legal bloggers ought at least to point out these issues. The TX case you mention is the reductio ad absurdum of the principles animating that bizarre SC case from last term refusing to allow a judge's mistake to excuse a late filing. It definitely deserves comment.

Posted by: Frank | Oct 25, 2007 4:39:22 PM

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