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Justice Elena Kagan's first vote is against an execution
Los Angela Times ^ | 27 October 2010 | David G. Savage

Posted on 10/28/2010 5:41:14 AM PDT by jda

Justice Elena Kagan cast her first recorded 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.

A judge had put the execution on hold because she said she was "left to speculate" whether this drug was safe for its intended use.

"There is no evidence in the record to suggest that the drug obtained from a foreign source is unsafe," the justices said . . ."

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: anthonymkennedy; antoninscalia; clarencethomas; elenakagan; johngrobertsjr; ruthbaderginsburg; samuelanthonyalitojr; scotus; soniasotomayor; stephengbreyer; yesterday
This is our first indication of our newest SCOTUS Justice's keen judicial mind - she didn't think a person who was convicted of killing an innocent citizen should be executed because the lethal drug may be UNSAFE?

I'm sure all Harvard law graduates and students will be proud.

1 posted on 10/28/2010 5:41:16 AM PDT by jda
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To: jda

This would be hilarious is not such a comment on the liberals in this country. They are worried about a drug used to kill having side effects?????????????????


2 posted on 10/28/2010 5:44:12 AM PDT by midwyf (Wyoming Native. Environmentalism is a religion too.)
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To: jda
She should have offered to try the drug herself, to ensure its safety.

That's what her kind are having us do with commiecare.

3 posted on 10/28/2010 5:44:40 AM PDT by Huebolt (It's not over until there is not ONE DEMOCRAT HOLDING OFFICE ANYWHERE. Not even a dog catcher!)
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To: jda

Oh give her a break,,she was probably worried about long term side effects. Hah!


4 posted on 10/28/2010 5:45:20 AM PDT by cajungirl
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To: jda

No one is surprised. Let’s hope Zero doesn’t get another bite at the SCOTUS. He will appoint another ‘enemy within’ for life.


5 posted on 10/28/2010 5:46:12 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: jda

I bet she’ll make sure they use a clean needle, too.


6 posted on 10/28/2010 5:47:20 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Some people are too stupid to be ashamed.)
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To: jda

Safe for its Intended Use

Only in the twisted liberal mind would this even be thought. Heaven forbid we administer lethal drugs to execute someone if those drugs have nasty side effects.

Maybe the nine black robes could all agree on the "safety" of this approach...


7 posted on 10/28/2010 5:49:46 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: jda

Five of our highest court’s finest legal minds voted to uphold FDA safety rules for execution injections?

“Warden, is that drug sa .... “

Seriously, do you wonder why they swab the guy’s arm before they insert the IV...? Can’t risk infection? Next they’ll be banning transfats at the final meal.


8 posted on 10/28/2010 5:49:57 AM PDT by silverleaf ("This is not an election on November 2 . This is a restraining order" P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: jda

If MissY K would check with any reputable Rabbi I think she would be reminded-what is written “Thou shalt not suffer a murderer to live.” Now If she would check with any Constitutional Attorney that could match John Eidsmoe she might discover that our law was predicated on the idea that
human law ,if valid, must not contradict the laws dictated by God,Himself.I think that accurate reflection of American law as reflective of Montesquieu, Locke James Wilson etc.Was this murderer Miss K. was afraid to do justice with did he execute the same love of life-or fear of death she exhibits?


9 posted on 10/28/2010 5:49:57 AM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: jda

She is to the LEFT of Obama!

WHY we worry about whether or not a convicted CRIMINAL has a pleasant death or not is beyond me. It’s insane.

Arizona Killer’s Last Words in Execution Chamber:
‘Boomer Sooner’

Published October 27, 2010
| FoxNews

...

“Well, I’d like to say thank you to my family for being here and all my friends, and boomer sooner,” he said before being at a state prison in Florence at 10:26 p.m — making him the state’s first execution since 2007.

...

Landrigan, who was sitting on death row since his 1990 murder conviction, was executed after a stay issued by a federal judge was lifted by the U.S. Supreme Court. That stay was based on questions about the effectiveness of the state’s supply of an execution drug in short supply.

Arizona obtained a supply of the sedative drug sodium thiopental from Great Britain

...

Landrigan had a troubled childhood, being given up for adoption as an infant by his birth mother and not knowing his biological father until he was an adult. By then, the father was on death row in Arkansas. He died there in 2005 of natural causes.

...

Dyer, whose bloody body was found face-down on the bed in his ransacked apartment, was known for flashing a wad of cash on paydays as he sought homosexual sex, according to trial testimony.

Evidence against Landrigan included admissions to an ex-girlfriend and a psychologist and also physical evidence that included fingerprints, a crime-scene footprint that matched Landrigan’s sneakers and blood on a shirt that Dyer owned but that Landrigan was wearing after the killing. Also, Dyer had called a friend from his apartment and said he was having sex with “Jeff.”

(Guess it was ROUGH HOMO SEX!)

Court battles leading up to the execution centered on Arizona’s resorting to use of a source other than the sole U.S. manufacturer for an execution drug in short supply nationally and on Landrigan’s push for courts to consider DNA evidence.

Arizona said Tuesday that it got its sodium thiopental from Great Britain, the first time a state has acknowledged obtaining the drug from outside the United States since the shortage began slowing executions in the spring.

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The concern about the drug didn’t seem to come to fruition. Members of the media who witnessed the execution described it as “calm” and “mellow” by media members who witnessed it.

...

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/10/27/arizona-executes-inmate-stay-lifted/

Aren’t you relieved that this homosexual murdered had a pleasant death?


10 posted on 10/28/2010 5:50:08 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: midwyf

As Dennis Miller said: “Fred Flintstone in Wilma’s clothes”.


11 posted on 10/28/2010 5:50:22 AM PDT by tommyboy (We'll do it live)
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To: jda
"Justice Kagan"

Those words don't even make sense.

12 posted on 10/28/2010 5:50:31 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: jda

The ruling is ridiculous on BOTH sides.


13 posted on 10/28/2010 5:52:16 AM PDT by houeto ("You know, I actually believe my own bullsh_t," --- BHO)
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To: jda

“...whether this drug was safe for its intended use.”

If ideas may be thought of as ‘mental furniture’ this one is a folding chair.

BTW... why not go ahead and use the drug...’so, then we can find out what’s in it’??????????????????


14 posted on 10/28/2010 5:53:24 AM PDT by SMARTY ("..discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you")
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To: nmh

It doesn’t sound like his victim was fortunate enough to have had a pleasant death.


15 posted on 10/28/2010 5:56:52 AM PDT by jda
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To: jda

When you see something like this and there’s not a unanimous decision, you know that something is wrong with the system.


16 posted on 10/28/2010 5:57:40 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: jda

Did anyone in their right mind expect and Obama apointee to be pro death penalty? Or conservative or even moderate?


17 posted on 10/28/2010 5:59:44 AM PDT by Bulldawg Fan (Victory is the last thing leftists and their fellow Defeatists want.)
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To: jda

whether this drug was safe for its intended use.

“There is no evidence in the record to suggest that the drug obtained from a foreign source is unsafe,” the justices said . .
_______________________________________________

The Onion ????

Scrappleface ????

Correct me if I’m wrong but isnt the idea behind a lethal injection the intention of it being UNSAFE for the recipient ???

Like isnt the intention one of certain death ???

No ???

OK

Never mind ...


18 posted on 10/28/2010 6:08:36 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: jda
Kagan is from a family famous (or notorious) in NYC for its ties to Communism and the CPUSA.

Topics around the Kagan Dinner Table:
"Alger Hiss Innocent."
"Rosenbergs Innocent."
Brother gave a great Communist Speech
Trotsky-ites must die.

Just too damn bad that no elected Republican in the Senate could think of these discussion topics during the confirmation hearings.

Kagan? Kommie.

19 posted on 10/28/2010 6:08:43 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Revive The Poll Tax and Literacy Requirement for voter registration.)
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To: jda

Friggin’ idiots. I would be ashamed if I thought seriously about something that stupid.


20 posted on 10/28/2010 6:11:59 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: midwyf

Yes — but it is fine with them if we import foreign drugs for the rest of us, in order to get back at the evil drug companies for “overcharging”.


21 posted on 10/28/2010 6:14:46 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: jda

Best part of all is that the murdering scum was executed the other night. And without FDA approval..........ha ha ha ha


22 posted on 10/28/2010 6:20:11 AM PDT by Carley (VOTE AS IF YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT, BECAUSE IT DOES)
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To: jda

Peter Principle


23 posted on 10/28/2010 6:30:00 AM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of cat attacks while typing!)
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I sorry, but how do we know that a gun is safe, that that knife is safe for use, and especially that hangman’s noose. I also have serious questions about the safety and intended use of the firing squad, the iron maiden, and high intensity boiling oil! A well thought-out vote! Who the hell put this lesbo fat pig POS on the SC?


24 posted on 10/28/2010 6:30:03 AM PDT by Doc Savage (Stay Thirsty My Friend!!)
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To: jda
No one at all should be surprised that Kagan embraces murderers and hates babies.

These people are irremediably mentally ill. Their minds are broken and cannot be fixed.

25 posted on 10/28/2010 6:34:39 AM PDT by muawiyah ("GIT OUT THE WAY" The Republicans are coming)
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To: jda

Thank you pro life graham


26 posted on 10/28/2010 6:35:18 AM PDT by italianquaker ( teabag the vote!!)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

You’re singin’ my song. How we ever got to this point is beyond me. Bring back hanging and the electric chair or better yet, kill these criminals the same way they killed their victims......I know, I know but I like this dreamland I’m in.:(


27 posted on 10/28/2010 6:47:29 AM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: jda

“lethal drug may be UNSAFE”

Is this an oxymoron or do they just want a paradoxical drug “lethal but safe?” Are the Justices just morons? Liberals are so confusing. My brain is hurting.


28 posted on 10/28/2010 6:49:09 AM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (Oligarchy...never vote for the Ivy League candidate.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Maybe the nine black robes could all agree on the "safety" of this approach...

Nah....could cause lead poisoning.

29 posted on 10/28/2010 6:59:13 AM PDT by LatinaGOP
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To: jda

Somewhere, Lindsey Graham is smiling.


30 posted on 10/28/2010 7:00:33 AM PDT by MBB1984
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To: jda
Speaking of Harvard...

I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University.

William F. Buckley, Jr.

31 posted on 10/28/2010 7:01:47 AM PDT by mewzilla (Still voteless in NY-29. Over 400 roll call votes missed and counting...)
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To: silverleaf
Seriously, do you wonder why they swab the guy’s arm before they insert the IV...? Can’t risk infection? Next they’ll be banning transfats at the final meal.

And of course...no last cigarette either. Heavens!

32 posted on 10/28/2010 7:09:18 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Don Corleone

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33 posted on 10/28/2010 7:12:20 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: jda
Who would have ever guessed Fred Flintstone was such a deep thinker?
34 posted on 10/28/2010 8:28:20 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...
Thanks jda. Ninth Circus ping.

Bravo for David G. Savage for writing just the facts and to the Los Angeles Times for publishing it:
Justice Elena Kagan cast her first recorded 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. A judge had put the execution on hold because she said she was "left to speculate" whether this drug was safe for its intended use.

35 posted on 10/28/2010 5:27:15 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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