But rather than try to patch up the death penalty’s legal wounds one at a time, I would ask for full briefing on a more basic question: whether the death penalty violates the Constitution. The circumstances and the evidence of the death penalty’s application have changed radically since then. Given those changes, I believe that it is now time to reopen the question. … [Read more...] about Supreme Court Rules That Lethal-Injection Drug Is Not Cruel and Unusual Punishment
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The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the 11 inmates still on death row in the state cannot be executed. The justice writing the majority opinion said that any executions “would violate the state constitutional prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment,” because the death penalty “no longer comports with contemporary standards of decency and no longer serves any legitimate penological purpose.” In 2012, the state legislature outlawed the death penalty for future crimes. Other states that recently outlawed capital punishment emptied out death rows, sentencing inmates to life in prison instead. Connecticut’s last execution happened a decade ago. … [Read more...] about Connecticut Supreme Court Says 11 Inmates on Death Row Can’t Be Executed
In advancing the administration’s policy goals, these two attorneys general were carrying out the unquestioned priorities of the president — just as most attorneys general have done in the past. It’s not a matter of an attorney general telling a president, “I’ll do this to help ensure your reelection.” Rather, a president tells his attorney general what he wants to accomplish for the country and the attorney general helps make it work. Yes, an attorney general will — or should — put a halt on unconstitutional, illegal or unethical things; he is, after all, the attorney for the United States. … [Read more...] about How would a Biden Justice Department be different?
I am an optimist. I live on the sunrise side of the mountain, not the sunset side of the mountain. I see the day that is coming, not the day that is gone. I am optimistic about the future of America and the future of our independent Judiciary. I revere the Constitution. If confirmed to the Supreme Court, I will keep an open mind in every case. I will do equal right to the poor and to the rich. I will always strive to preserve the Constitution of the United States and the American Rule of Law. … [Read more...] about Kavanaugh Stays in the Middle of the Road in Opening Confirmation Statement
A rental sign is posted in front of an apartment complex Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Phoenix. Housing advocacy groups have joined lawmakers lobbying Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey to extend his coronavirus-era moratorium on evictions when it expires, when the 120-day order ending July 22 was supposed to ensure people would not lose their homes if they fell ill to COVID-19 or lost jobs in the pandemic's economic fallout. less … [Read more...] about Arizona landlords ask high court to invalidate eviction ban