Started by Jeff1857, April 10, 2008, 02:16:30 AM
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Thanks for finding that for me Kanga I'm quite interested to see the outcome of Jesse James Hollywood's trial in Feb next year... I haven't seen it discussed on this website though.Bye for now,Lyra
The ruling is linked to a long-running challenge from death row inmates who argue that the lethal injection method is cruel and unusual punishment because it exposes an inmate to the prospect of an inhumane execution. Executions have been on hold in California for nearly three years as a result of the legal challenge, one of dozens around the country contesting lethal injection.
There will be no executions by California in the near future.
The state's voters have endorsed the death penalty at the ballot box.
The new method, unveiled in May 2007, came in response to a federal judge's finding that the protocol then in use to administer a lethal three-drug cocktail violated the U.S. Constitution's prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment.