Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Two Supreme Court Justices on a recent decision. One is concerned with the process, the other emotions and ideological stains.

“The people of Missouri, the surviving victims of Mr. Bucklew’s crimes and others like them deserve better,” Gorsuch wrote in Bucklew vs. Precythe. “Under our Constitution, the question of capital punishment belongs to the people and their representatives, not the courts, to resolve.”
Justice Sonia Sotomayor rebutted those comments. “There are higher values than ensuring executions run on time,” she wrote in one of two dissents filed by liberals. “If a death sentence or the manner in which it is carried out violates the Constitution, that stain can never come out.”

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