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Botched Executions

Kim Bellware

Supreme Court Upholds Oklahoma's Use Of Lethal Injection Drug

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bellware | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in a 5-4 vote that Oklahoma may continue to use a controversial lethal injection drug during executions. The...

Lawyers Cite Botched Arizona Execution While Defending Gitmo Prisoner

Reuters | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics

By Lacey Johnson FORT MEADE, Md. (Reuters) - Defense lawyers for the Guantanamo Bay prisoner charged with masterminding the 2000 USS ...

Judge Pushes For Guillotine, Firing Squads: We Shouldn't Mask 'Brutal, Savage' Executions

AP | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An influential federal appeals court judge said Thursday that the nation's third lethal injection execution to go awry in six m...

How Arizona, Ohio, Oklahoma, Executions Went Awry

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics

Since the start of the year, executions in Ohio, Oklahoma and Arizona have gone awry, with inmates gasping for breath as lethal drugs coursed through ...

Does a Botched Execution Constitute Double Jeopardy?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Despite our personal desire for vengeance and punishment, it should not be the function or policy of the government to impose the death penalty.