Sunday, October 15, 2006

Uncovering lethal injection realities

From the blog Law, sentencing and policy :

Uncovering lethal injection realities

Sarah Tofte, a researcher at Human Rights Watch and co-author of this recent HRW report on lethal injections in the US, has this notable commentary reacting to the evidence developed int he recent hearing concerning California's lethal injection practices.

Here is how it starts:

As a student of lethal injections in the United States, I assumed nothing any state official might say about such executions could shock me. But I underestimated California's officials. Evidence uncovered during Michael Morales' constitutional challenge to the state's executions ... reveals an astonishing history of negligence, incompetence, and irresponsibility.

Some recent related posts:

Regulating executions in California

A lethal hearing (in the wrong place?)

My lethal injection piece on SSRN

Missouri still struggling with its execution protocol

A bit of lethal injection history

How could (and should) Congress clean up the lethal injection mess?

Old school execution

Lethal injection litigation creates de facto moratorium in Ohio and...

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