1. Death row inmates not guaranteed 'painless' execution, U.S. Supreme Court says

    Death row inmates not guaranteed 'painless' execution, U.S. Supreme Court says

    The U.S. Constitution does not guarantee a prisoner sentenced to capital punishment "a painless death," a divided Supreme Court said on Monday, paving the way for the execution of a convicted murderer who sought to die by lethal gas rather than lethal injection because of a rare medical condition.

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    1. The state of Missouri and the victims of Russell Bucklew's crimes have waited 23 long years for this just and lawful sentence to be carried out.
    2. Yet since then, he has managed to secure delay through lawsuit after lawsuit.
    3. The majority seems to imply that this litigation has been no more than manipulation of the judicial process for the purpose of delaying Bucklew's execution.
    4. Our jurisprudence must remain one of vigilance and care, not one of dismissiveness.
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