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Supreme Court Lethal Injections

Lethal Injection Revisited

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

It is so easy to view the death penalty as nothing more than a means to an end that we sometimes overlook the fact that it shouldn't be an unpleasant experience for the person involved.

Wasting Money on a Ineffectual Policy

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Byron Williams

The Supreme Court this week upheld Kentucky's use of lethal injection, rejecting the claim that it violates the Eighth Amendment's cruel and unusual punishment clause.

Masking Justice, Supreme Court Style

Andrew Gumbel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Gumbel

Shame on the Supreme Court for preferring to inhabit their cocoon of respectability on lethal injections -- justice masked by legalese -- than to face the facts.