Glossip V. Gross, Samuel Alito Case Analysis

992 Words4 Pages
1 Compare and Contrast
A Summary of First Author
From the court case, Glossip v. Gross, Samuel Alito, Supreme Court Justice, argues that lethal injection IS a constitutional method of execution. He argues that lethal injection is “a fast-acting barbiturate sedative that induces a deep, coma-like unconsciousness when given in the amounts used for lethal injection...inhibits all muscular-skeletal movements...inducing cardiac arrest.” He also states that “our decision is tantamount to allowing prisoners to be ‘Drawn and quartered, slowly tortured to death, or actually burned at the stake’” He said that this is not true and that this argument “reveals the weakness of its legal arguments.”
B Summary of Second Author
Justice Sonia Sotomayor argued
…show more content…
The weakness with my side’s (the one I most agree with) argument
The weakness with my side is that it does indeed violate the Eighth Amendment, which protects from cruel and unusual punishment. Then again, death row inmates should get what they deserve.
5. What is your typology that you found in assignment 1 and how does it reflect your opinion? (be sure to name your typology)?
I am a business conservative and it reflects my opinion because business conservatives do care about their business/corporation and economy. By using lethal injections, it will make taxpayers pay less than to give life sentences to inmates. According to the website https://deathpenaltyinfo.org/costs-death-penalty, “Cases without the death penalty cost $740,000, while cases where the death penalty is sought cost $1.26 million. Maintaining each death row prisoner costs taxpayers $90,000 more per year than a prisoner in general population.”

6. Analyze the authors on both sides. Are they liberal or more conservative? Who do they represent as in their organization? What does that say about their organization? (Explain)
Samuel Alito represents the more conservative side because he cares about taxpayers and wants to keep the tradition of capital punishment. Whereas Sonia Sotomayor represents the more liberal side because she wants everyone to have equal opportunities and rights, including
Open Document