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.