The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Supreme Court Defends the Death Penalty

Apr 28, 2008

The Supreme Court last week ruled that Kentucky’s method of capital punishment, lethal injection, was not cruel and inhumane punishment, even though it probably produces a great deal of pain.

Why should we be surprised? The court has already upheld the death penalty itself–even though most of the countries in the world, including the vast majority of industrialized countries, have banned it as being barbarous and a throwback to the Middle Ages.

One thing we can say: the U.S. Supreme Court is consistent in its adherence to cruelty and inhumanity.