Kagan's first vote on SCOTUS

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    What a surprise, she's a liberal hack who wanted to stay the execution of a murderer. Not because of any evidence that he might be innocent, but because of 'health concerns' over the drug being used to kill him.

    Justice Elena Kagan: Kagan's first vote is against an execution - latimes.com
     
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    :lol:

    I laughed my butt off when I read this on Drudge. It defines "liberalism" to worry about the safety of a lethal injection drug.

    I'm thinking "What next? A stay of execution so a death row inmate can sue the prison authorities over trans fat in his last meal ?"
     
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    Let me guess - both of you are Republicans. How could I tell?
     
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    Thats pretty much all that needs to be said.

    No legal grounds to stay the execution.
     
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    God this is scary.
     
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    This was a 5-4 decision - it was not just Justice Kagan who felt the execution should be stayed.

    The fact that a condemned person "appears to die quietly" during a lethal injection excution, does not necessarily mean that he actually does "die quietly." The argument is, that the drugs that are supposed to pre-sedate, do not do a sufficient job. They only put the person under so that they appear to be out, but they are not. Then, when the killer drug hits their heart, they feel horrible pain. The pre-sedation drugs prevent the person from giving outward sign of pain - but he very much feels it. That's the argument.

    I can personally attest to something similar. On more than one occasion, I have been given a drug that is supposed to knock you out. It didn't. I awakened in the middle of the procedure and experienced extreme pain. I was unable to indicate such to the doctor, however, due to the effects of the drug that had been given to me. In other words, it did not knock me completely out, but it did prevent my telling the doctor I was feeling pain.
     
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    But she is bi-partisan about it. the murderer is a republican.
     
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    Poor murderer, I wonder if Chester Dean Dyer felt any pain?
     
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    I feel badly for you George that you had to go through that. I cant say i would feel bad about it for someone sentenced to die.

    How about we just give them an OD of morphine? No pain and death in one dose.


     
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    Yep already figured out that will work.
     

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