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Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Lethal Injection


Today, the US Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments on whether or not the current protocols of lethal injection are in violation of the 8th amendment of the Constitution which bans cruel and unusual punishment. The Justices are not being asked to rule on the constitutionality of the death penalty which was determined constitutional three decades ago. A wave of cases revolving around lethal injection across the United States in lower courts has piqued the attention of the highest court in the land. One of the key rulings was here in Tennessee in which Judge Aleta Trauger ruled that the current lethal injection protocols were unconstitutional. However, it was a case in Kentucky, Baez v. Rees, that made its way to Washington D.C. Supporters of the Kentucky petitioners stated that the current method poses an “unnecessary risk of pain and suffering.”

The Knoxville Sentinel has an AP article covering the case and also includes a poll asking readers if they believe in capital punishment. Read the article HERE. If you could take one second and visit the above link and vote NO, you can make your voice heard. The article highlights one of the most confusing aspects of this case and the challenges being posed to capital punishment.

“But when the justices return from their holiday break and hear arguments today in a lethal injection case from Kentucky, their questions are unlikely to focus on whether capital punishment or even the method of lethal injection is right or wrong.

The two death row inmates whose challenge is before the court are not asking to be spared execution or death by injection. Their argument, at its most basic, is that there are ways to get the job done relatively pain-free.”

The last blog post by Stacy highlighted the confusion that many have, including our own state’s legislators. Lethal injection is still a viable method for execution–once the protocols are again deemed constitutional. I believe the hope of the US Supreme Court is to ensure that lethal injection is in fact lethal. I don’t think that is much to ask for as a civilized Western nation in the year 2008.

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Another Great Paul House Article


On December 27th the Tennessean published another great article on the case of Paul House written by Dwight Lewis. It can be found HERE. I did not get the article up sooner because I was visiting my family in Seattle over break. I actually just received a phone call from Paul’s mother, Joyce House, asking if I had read it. I then proceeded to complain to her about how sick I was and that I had a nagging cough. I made an appointment today to see a doctor this afternoon. Paul House has advanced multiple sclerosis and is receiving meager prison health care, what a world we live in. Below is a small sample of the article:

“How long of a road must a person travel to freedom when he’s innocent of the crime for which he has been condemned to die? Is it 10 years? Is it 20 years? Until he dies in a prison cell under the watchful eyes of the state?”

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He’s Not the Man I Met 10 Years Ago

Today’s Tennessean featured an article about the recent ruling on the case of Paul House. The article can be found HERE.

The article is a good one and feature some notable quotes.

“I’ve spoken with Mr. House,” federal community defender Stephen Kissinger said. “He’s pleased with the judge’s decision. I am as well. … It’s been a long time coming.”

Earlier this year, state Rep. Mike Turner, D-Old Hickory, led an effort in which 32 Tennessee lawmakers signed a letter urging Gov. Phil Bredesen to pardon House. Turner said Thursday that he intends to ask attorney general Bob Cooper not to appeal. “I think he probably won’t,” Turner said. “And I think the local prosecutor probably won’t pursue it. He’d have to be crazy to because there’s not any evidence. I think he’ll be home in 180 days.”

Hopefully it’s sooner than 180 days (me).

And finally…

House has multiple sclerosis and is in a wheelchair in a medical ward of Lois M. DeBerry Special Needs Facility prison in west Nashville.

Asked about his condition, Kissinger said, “Whether death is imminent, I’m not a doctor,” Kissinger said. “But I can tell you with certainty, he’s not the man I met 10 years ago.”

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Tennessee Op-Eds on New Jersey

A significant amount of media attention has been focused on the death penalty as of late especially with New Jersey’s recent abolition. Much of that attention has been in the great state of Tennessee including this recent op-ed column in The Tennessean that can be found HERE. The op-ed column has also appeared in the Memphis Commercial Appeal.

Tennessee’s interest in capital punishment shouldn’t come as a surprise. The state recently exonerated Michael McCormick of Chattanooga who served 15 years on Tennessee’s death row. Tennessee is also currently studying the administration of the death penalty in a special committee created by the state legislature. Also, Governor Bredesen commuted the sentence of an individual on Tennessee’s death row to life in prison.

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