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Thu Jun 23, 2022, 11:12 AM

Supreme Court sides with inmate who wants to die by firing squad

Source: CNN

(CNN)The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled in favor of a death row inmate in Georgia who is challenging the state's lethal injection protocol and seeks to die by firing squad -- a method not currently authorized in the state.

The court said the inmate could bring the challenge under a federal civil rights law that allows individuals to seek remedies when their Constitutional rights are violated. The decision could make it easier for inmates to challenge their potential execution method.

The 5-4 majority opinion was written by Justice Elena Kagan, with Justice Amy Coney Barrett penning a dissent joined by Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch.

Kagan said that the law at issue, Section 1983, "broadly authorizes suit against state officials for the deprivation of any rights secured by the Constitution."

Read more: https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2022/06/23/politics/supreme-court-death-row-inmates/index.html

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Reply Supreme Court sides with inmate who wants to die by firing squad (Original post)
Jose Garcia Jun 23 OP
IronLionZion Jun 23 #1
Igel Jun 23 #14
Initech Jun 23 #2
OnlinePoker Jun 23 #15
Initech Jun 23 #16
DENVERPOPS Jun 25 #19
marble falls Jun 23 #3
Auggie Jun 23 #7
DENVERPOPS Jun 23 #10
Lithos Jun 23 #18
ArizonaLib Jun 23 #4
sarisataka Jun 23 #5
Floyd R. Turbo Jun 23 #9
sarisataka Jun 23 #11
Floyd R. Turbo Jun 23 #12
Historic NY Jun 23 #6
Traildogbob Jun 23 #8
Polybius Jun 23 #13
LudwigPastorius Jun 23 #17
orangecrush Jun 25 #20

Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 11:18 AM

1. There are plenty of problem with lethal injection, gas, and electric chair

so I can see why some folks want to go back to firing squad. Utah uses that method.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 12:40 PM

14. But the trial court may disagree with allowing the firing squad.

This just said that the defendant has the right to challenge the decision not to allow firing squad, not that the defendant will get the firing squad.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 11:18 AM

2. Actually after seeing the John Oliver on lethal injection...

Firing squad seems like the less painful way to go. But neither one are particularly good.

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Response to Initech (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 12:54 PM

15. Why can't they use whatever drugs are used in assisted suicides?

Here in Canada we don't seem to have an issue with it and it is, apparently, a peaceful process.

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Response to OnlinePoker (Reply #15)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 01:03 PM

16. Because the American right wing destroys everything they touch?

Otherwise I don't know.

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Response to OnlinePoker (Reply #15)

Sat Jun 25, 2022, 07:43 PM

19. Or the drug the Veterinarians use on our pets?????? NC

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 11:25 AM

3. Make it very simple: end the death penalty, end the chicken shit death penalty ...

... "life with no parole", and finally end three strikes.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 11:41 AM

7. +1

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Response to marble falls (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 12:02 PM

10. I am not a lawyer

but I think the threat of the Death Penalty gives prosecutors the ability to plea bargain the charges to life imprisonment if they plead guilty to avoid the very costly trial and appeals of the Death sentence......

I am against the Death Penalty, but think, for the above reason, that it serves a purpose.........

Then again, I think the Death Penalty for Treason should be considered against the countless insurrectionists & seditionists. Or better yet, pull their citizenship and put them on planes and parachute them into Russia. Let them try the shit they are doing in America in Russia and see where it gets them........

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Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #10)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 11:40 PM

18. It unfortunately does not work that way

The main assumption in such an approach is that the defendant many times is at the mercy of the quality and attention of whatever court appointed attorney is present.

Texas - the attorney fell asleep multiple times in a capital case and the the case was settled with the death penalty. The defendant if I remember was totally incapable mentally of understanding the proceedings.

The Death Penalty is a very real thing with the odds of conviction going up if you are Black, mentally handicapped, poor, uneducated and live in the South. i would give better odds to the animals at a kill shelter. Remember CRT that Republicans do not want people to discuss? To be honest, I am surprised Texas has not taken a hint from the Chinese to just put a bullet in the back of the head and harvest the organs to help reimburse expenses. (Open - I live in Texas)

L-

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 11:30 AM

4. If we have a constitutional right to due process

we should be able to replace the right wing justices on the SCOTUS with unbiased justices.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 11:33 AM

5. If we are going to have a death penalty,

I believe we should not, the condemned should be allowed to request their manner of death.

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 11:58 AM

9. Old age!

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 12:15 PM

11. My #1 choice nt

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #11)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 12:23 PM

12. 😁

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 11:38 AM

6. The well regulated militia should jump at the chance, could be a contest with raffles....



Will they have to hire 5 marksman? Is more than one shot allowed? What if wounded the criminal lives, would this be a completed again? So many questions? Is it even humane? The one shot scenario used in someplace in the world is to the back of the head.


Gary Gilmore was the only person in the US, Utah executed by a firing squad in 1976. Followed by John A Taylor, the last in 1996 when Utah banned a firing squad.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 11:41 AM

8. Ummmmm!

BRing back firing squad in Georgia…….the state that may prosecute trump as a traitor. Finally the Supreme court gets it right.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 12:26 PM

13. At first glance, this appears to be bad

But Amy Coney Barrett, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch dissented. Am I missing something, or does this go beyond supporting the firing squad?

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 01:53 PM

17. He wants to die in a hail of bullets, so they're going to enroll him in an elementary school.



(Yeah, I know. Very dark, but this is where we are.)

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Sat Jun 25, 2022, 09:43 PM

20. Of course



Anything for guns.

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