Skip to comments.Justice Elena Kagan's first vote is against an execution
Posted on 10/27/2010 11:16:52 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
WASHINGTON Justice Elena Kagan cast her first vote on the Supreme Court late Tuesday, joining the liberals in dissent when the high court cleared the way for the execution of an Arizona murderer.
The 5-4 ruling overturned orders by a federal judge in Phoenix and the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco that had stopped the execution by lethal injection of Jeffrey Landrigan.
His lawyers, in a last-ditch appeal, had raised questions about one of the drugs used in the execution. Since the only U.S. manufacturer of sodium thiopental had suspended production, Arizona officials said they had obtained a supply of the drug from a British company.
The judge in Phoenix put the execution on hold because she said she was "left to speculate" whether this drug was safe for its intended use.
But state lawyers appealed to the Supreme Court on Tuesday, which lifted the judge's order.
"There is no evidence in the record to suggest that the drug obtained from a foreign source is unsafe," the justices said, and "speculation cannot substitute for evidence that the use of the drug is 'sure or very likely to cause serious illness and needless suffering'."
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Unless the toxin that is administered to a death row prisoner is possibly going to affect those administering it, there is no problem.
Another POS foisted off on the US by the pretender in chief.
Who’da’ thunked’ that? Really?
Thanks Scott Brown Ya RINO BASTARD!
It's SUPPOSED to be unsafe.
I wouldn't have held up the execution, but I agree with the goal of avoiding causing needless suffering. They'll be before another Judge soon enough.
"Listen carefully: The drug we will be using to kill the murdeer...is unsafe!
"Safe" for it's intended use? Lady- it is SUPPOSED TO KILL THE GUY
Liberalism is a mental desease
Let’s go back to using bullets..... they’re not in short supply!
I was going to say something, but I am speechless at the moment.
I’ve always wondered if they bother to swab the arm before sticking the needles in. Seems like a waste of good alcohol.
Is anyone really shocked that she voted on the liberal side of this case?????
Does this surprise you? That was she was approved to do. To wit: Destroy the United States and its Constitution.
Does that mean that E. K. thinks that drugs imported from foreign sources are unsafe. So any section of 0bamacare that allows for the importation of “cheaper” foreign made pharmaceuticals must also be illegal.
Kagan is undoubtedly cruisin’ for dates.
Concerns about “safety” are a farce at best. More likely they are an attempt to destroy the legitimate power of government to protect its people with the infliction of the death penalty. Except for those who oppose the coming New World Order, of course.
We’re one Supreme Court justice away from being ruled by an unstoppable judicial tyranny of marxists.
Wanna bet that Kagan now knows which lethal drug to use on the expendables? (That would be us).
There’s nothing wrong with avoiding extra suffering. We shouldn’t torture people to death. But there’s no reason to insist that the execution method be absolutely painless 100%. That’s just an unreasonable standard.
That is a nice cartoon picture of Lindsay Grahamnesty...notice the absence of balls.
The scummy murderer was executed last night by Arizona!!!!
Its intended use is to kill the bastard so what's the problem?
I don't know if it's an unreasonable standard or not. If we can do it for a reasonable price, why not? There should be a balance between painless as possible, quick as possible and cost effectiveness.
The issues haven't been about whether it's a reasonable price. They've been about whether it gets done at all.
Some sh*t you just can't make up.
It's designed to KILL!!!! How "safe" does it have to be??
There might be a case where some of us could administer lethal injection, I just can’t say, but generally, No. Couldn’t do it, so that makes me oppose the death penalty. If one can’t do it, in the name of God, it’s fudging to blithely support someone else doing it for me, in my place.
On the other hand, the liberal judges fudge on law to replace it with legislating from the bench. (I don’t know how Catholics even can serve on the bench without recusal on death cases.)
Why...it might KILL HIM!!!!
Oh, the hugh manatee!!!
I’m not volunteering to execute someone, but I have no problem with it being done.
And if I was called on by my state to do it, I would. As long as I was convinced that he was guilty.
True, but I'm just saying if there is a painless option out there, I'm fine with the courts dictating the use of that painless option as long as it's cost is reasonable.
Kagan has suggested that all surgeries and dental procedures be suspended lest someone be given a general anesthetic.
Unsafe....wouldn't be prudent.
We have to execute people in a way that does no lasting injury to them.
If there is another apppointment for this president, I swear there will be civil war if the republicans don’t filibuster until he picks someone who actually follows the constitution. I don’t care if it ties up the Senate until 2012.
Let me get this straight. She is concerned about the safety of a drug designed to kill someone undergoing a lethal injection.
She could actually make Biden look like a genius by comparison.
I think all Texas Death Roll Inmates should be enrolled in an expedited Clinical Trial of this drug. Outcome should be 100% effective with no verbal complaints by those that receive the drug.
The blade might have rust on it and cause gangrene.
hey, that decision wasn’t very wise. Can’t wait to read her first opinion.
America’s doctors put thousands of people to sleep each day. How on earth can we not have an acceptable method for ending a person’s life with anasthesia?
One of the best scenes from Star Trek TOS ever!
Thanks for the LOL moment.
What a joke. This a-hole probably ingested and shot himself up with any drugs he could get his hands on when he was on the streets.
Speculate on this, sweetie. The killer is now at room temperature.
Gee we wouldn’t want the POS murderer to get a rash or be dizzy or permanently injured or anything. Arizona should have simply replaced the “drug” with a commercial vermin poison..no FDA approval needed.
I agree. The shame of it is, several of our U.S. Supreme Court justices would smile and nod in agreement with the statement "Logic is a little tweeting bird chirping in a meadow. Logic is a wreath of pretty flowers which smell BAD".
Reality is more absurd than fiction. You'd think it would get easier over time to accept that fact, but nope, it does not.
And the republicans who helped put this MARXIST on the court??? These are the senators who must be defeated in upcoming elections.
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