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America Is Stuck With the Death Penalty for (At Least) a Generation

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With Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement, the national fight to abolish capital punishment will have to go local.
When the Supreme Court revived capital punishment in 1976, just four years after de facto abolishing it, the justices effectively took ownership of the American death penalty and all its outcomes. They have spent the decades since then setting its legal and constitutional parameters, supervising its general implementation, sanctioning its use in specific cases, and brushing aside concerns about its many flaws.
That unusual role in the American legal system is about to change. With Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement from the court this summer, the Supreme Court will lose a heterodox jurist whose willingness to cross ideological divides made him the deciding factor in many legal battles. In cases involving the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment, his judgment often meant the difference between life and death for hundreds of death-row pr…

New Online Resource: The Lethal Injection Information Center

There's an important new lethal-injection resource online: The Lethal Injection Resource Center's new website.

The Lethal Injection Information Center is a hub for manufacturers, distributors, and stakeholders interested in preventing the misuse of medicines in lethal injections.


The Lethal Injection Information Center



The Lethal Injection Information Center is an initiative of the human rights organization Reprieve, which has been collaborating with pharmaceutical companies in their efforts to prevent what the industry describes as "the misuse of medicines in lethal injections."

Reprieve is a company limited by guarantee in England and Wales, registered company number 5777831; and a registered charity in England and Wales, charity number 1114900. Our registered office is 10 Queen St Pl, London EC4R 1BE.

Source: DPN, February 2018


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