The Supreme Court ruled 5 to 4 on Monday to uphold a procedure used by states to carry out executions by lethal injection.
The justices were considering a challenge brought by death-row inmates in Oklahoma, who allege that the use of a sedative called midazolam has resulted in troubling executions that violate the Constitution’s prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment. Problematic executions in Oklahoma and elsewhere have captured national headlines since early last year.
Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. wrote for the majority that included Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justices Antonin Scalia, Anthony M. Kennedy and Clarence Thomas.
That’s the long and short of it. Part of the problem is being able to obtain lethal injection drugs because of the European community. I have a few questions;
Why can’t we make our own lethal injection drugs? What do we use to euthanize our pets? Why can’t those drugs be used on those being executed? It’s a lot kinder than what they did to someone. One of the criminals in question raped and killed an 11 month old. That that is one sick, depraved bastard. Who cares if he writhes around a little. Oooops.
Good job on this one, Supremes.