Unusual move by the Supreme Court on the De*ath Pe*nalty

Sometimes the Supreme Court of the United States does amazing things and the usual ideological alignments are shaken. Last week, when the court did the much-anticipated work on g-un rights and abor-tion, it handed down a shoc-king de-ath sentence - but we have to look carefully to understand why they denied expectations.


The Nance vs. Ward ruling initially seems like a highly technical decision. A Georgian deta-inee who wanted to be exec-uted by firi-ng sq-uad instead for fear of the pa-in of le-thal injection, and the cou-rt agreed to proceed with his request - arg-uing on the very narrow basis of how detainees can app-eal, does nothing about its content. His dea-th sentence. Read More

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