Tagged: Capital punishment

Know Your Executioner

A condemned man in Tennessee wants his lawyers to depose the people who would be his executioners.

Big Monday, 2015

The Supreme Court adjourns for the Term with decisions about redistricting, air pollution, and executions. Burt Likko summarizes each of them, and offers a sad observation about judicial comity losing one of its most prominent sentinels,

On Death And Execution

If the three-drug cocktail used for capital punishment is found cruel and unusual, how ever shall we kill our prisoners?

Punishment Capital

  Jeffrey Toobin writes of the death penalty: “The oxymoronic quest for humane executions only accentuates the absurdity of allowing the death penalty in a civilized society. It’s understandable that Supreme Court Justices have...

A few more thoughts on the death penalty

I wanted to briefly respond to a few points inspired by Sonny Bunch’s defense of the death penalty from last week. First, Andrew Sullivan suggests I have “mixed feelings” about executing prisoners. Well, not...

A Time to Kill

Sonny Bunch has written a long, impassioned defense of the death penalty. Here’s the crux of his argument: Every time I start to waver on my support for the death penalty — as I...