Supreme Court says the Constitution does not ensure a ‘painless’ execution – Los Angeles Times

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the Constitution does not guarantee a “painless death” for condemned murderers, deciding that a Missouri inmate may be executed by a lethal injection despite a rare, severe condition that could cause him to suffocate.By a 5-4 vote, the court rejected Russell Bucklew’s claim it would be cruel and unusual punishment to inject him because it could trigger a hemorrhage and choking. He maintained the state must seek out another method of execution, such as lethal gas, to carry out his execution.

Source: Supreme Court says the Constitution does not ensure a ‘painless’ execution – Los Angeles Times

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Doesn’t KILLING SOMEONE fit the standard of “cruel and unusual”?

And, as we have learned from Project Innocence, mistakes happen for which we do not yet have a “pencil eraser”.  Oh well, too bad for you.

As a little L libertarian pro-lifer, where does the Gooferment gets its “authority” to kill citizens, or for that matter anyone?

As we can see from the actions of past “Presidents”, human life means very little when it stands in their way.  Need a list?  It’s left for an exercise to the reader to itemize the Presidents who have killed this way.

(Hint: Good old Honest Abe ordered the killing of non-combatant citizens and destroying their livelihoods during the War of Norther Aggression.  That was a FIRST in the annals of civilized warfare!  Argh!)

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One Response to Supreme Court says the Constitution does not ensure a ‘painless’ execution – Los Angeles Times

  1. reinkefj says:

    https://reason.com/volokh/2019/04/03/what-bucklew-doesnt-say

    Has a better and further discussion of “cruel and unusual”.

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