The U.S. Supreme Court postponed the execution of Earl Berry today pending review of his appeal. They may decide, as they have with three other executions, that the execution must be delayed until they issue a decision next spring on whether lethal injection constitutes “cruel and unusual punishment”.
The American Bar Association has issued a report on the failings of the death penalty, and is calling for a nationwide moratorium.
Meanwhile, leading Democrats are actually publicly condemning torture and demanding that our public officials condemn it as well. You know what that means — they sense that public opinion is turning against it. Here’s hoping they’re right.