Archive for the 'Death Penalty' Category

What’s Raul Castro Been Up To?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Cuba, Death Penalty

It’s been over 2 months since he officially took power, and The Seminal details some progress… Raul Castro announced today that he is commuting all death sentences in Cuba (with the exception of 3 individuals charged with terrorism) to lesser sentences, citing humanitarian reasons. Cuba has faced pressure from human-rights activists to abolish its death […]

April 30th, 2008 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Supreme Court Upholds Lethal Injections

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Death Penalty, Supreme Court

Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled in Baze v. Rees that carrying out the death penalty with the current lethal injection method is constitutional. The case came out of Kentucky but had led to a death penalty moratorium across the nation. The ruling ended up 7-2 which is pretty decisive for the current court when dealing […]

April 17th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Supreme Court Upholds Lethal Injection

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Death Penalty, Kentucky, Law, Supreme Court

I am very anti-death penalty because any system that puts innocent people to death is simply broken and unethical. However…if states feel they absolutely must have it, I think lethal injection is the most humane way to kill people…and the highest court in the land overwhelmingly agrees. From NY Times: WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court […]

April 16th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »