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30 Apr

“What legitimate purpose does it serve to hold any human being in solitary confinement for 40 years awaiting execution?”

Praised be Justice Stephen Breyer, apparently the United States Supreme Court's strongest skeptic on the death penalty's Constiutionality, who emphasized on April 24, 2017: "What legitimate purpose does it serve to hold any human being in solitary confinement for 40 years awaiting execution? What does...

06 Nov

SCOTUS vacancy risks fewer execution stays

Thanks to Chief Justice Roberts -- no champion against the death penalty -- for adding his vote to amount to five votes for staying the execution of Thomas Arthur, even though he does not agree that Supreme Court review of Mr. Arthur's case is merited....