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The Strange, Sturdy Justice of Antonin Scalia

The Strange, Sturdy Justice of Antonin Scalia

Aaron Reuben, Contributing Writer
February 26, 2016
Filed under OPINION

Scalia’s death and the rancor it has surfaced should be a reminder that justice should trump politics. Even though divided and gridlocked government is now the norm, ideally the Supreme Court should be impervious to politics, and its efficacy should not be constrained by government impasses.

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Inmates deserve ethical treatment in execution

Inmates deserve ethical treatment in execution

April 22, 2014
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

The Oklahoma Supreme Court stayed two executions on Monday in response to the growing controversy regarding various states’ intentional concealment of execution methods. Despite a ruling by an Oklahoma district court judge in March that found the secrecy laws unconstitutional and the citing of a deat... Read more »

Going Global: Lack of full transparency in lethal injection drugs immoral

Going Global: Lack of full transparency in lethal injection drugs immoral

March 28, 2014
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Lethal injection was introduced in 1977 and it has become the primary method used to carry out executions in 35 of the 36 states where the death penalty is still legal. Sodium thiopental became the go-to general anesthetic used in the drug cocktail administered to death row inmates until 2011, when... Read more »

Egyptian military as destructive as Brotherhood regime it replaced

Egyptian military as destructive as Brotherhood regime it replaced

March 24, 2014
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Five-hundred and twenty-nine supporters of the overthrown Muslim Brotherhood regime were sentenced to death in Egypt on Monday for the murder of a policeman, and for attacks on people and property. The trial lasted only two days, and the court’s decision seems to reflect the wide-scale crackdown on... Read more »

The agonizing wait for capital punishment

The agonizing wait for capital punishment

November 6, 2013
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Alireza M., a man condemned to death in Iran, recently survived his 12-minute hanging. The weeks that followed revolved around the absurd question of what to do with a man who survived his execution. The insanity of considering such a question exposes the madness and agonizing uncertainty of any capita... Read more »

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