(Justice Samuel A Alito Jr.) There is not sufficient evidence that midazolam causes severe pain. Further, the 8th amendment does not obligate the execution method be free of pain. Besides, those given capital punishment are “deprived of life”(Alito), so the meager pain they encounter is incomparable to the amount of pain he/she caused to the victim(s). In addition, there is not sufficient evidence that the use of midazolam causes induces a notable risk of severe pain that the death penalty should be outlawed. Judges agreeing with the majority opinion are John Roberts, Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy, Samuel Alito, and Clarence
One element I find very interesting of the United States Constitution is the Tenth Amendment. The Tenth Amendment says, “The power not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” This is basically alluding to the idea that if a power is not directly given to the federal government is given to the states.
Atul Gawande, surgeon, professor of surgery at Harvard and public health researcher, explores his view on the death penalty and the research that shook his views. Gawande’s personal view on the death penalty has been transformed by the research conducted for his story “Doctors of the Death Chamber”. In this story doctors and nurses give personal accounts of their controversial roles in prison executions. Gawande’s story about capital punishment raises the question: “Is medicine being used as an instrument of death?”
In the essay “Executions Should Be Televised” Zachary Shemtob and David Lat argue that executions should be made public. They claim that while most executions are made to be painless, some may cause “unnecessary suffering”. This essay invokes a strong appeal to ethos, pathos, and logos leading the reader to really think about whether or not public executions are acceptable. Which they should be(actually, I am on the fence).
The lethal injection executions illustrates a constitutional violation of the branch 's overreach as described by the 8th amendment due to its cases bring either successful in the execution or providing sufferable pain to death row inmates. One of the current problems in the Judicial branch is the use of lethal injection towards execution sessions. Lethal injection is an injection that is administered for the purpose of euthanasia and capital punishment. There are two methods of lethal injection today, one using a three drug protocol and the 2nd being the large dose of barbiturate. Lethal injection is used for capital punishment as it follows the 8th amendment we have today.
In 1972, the Supreme Court was evaluating a criminal case, Furman v. Georgia. In this case the defendant, William Henry Furman, was burglarizing a house when he was discovered by someone. In attempt to flee, he tripped and accidently set off the gun, killing the person that discovered him. He was sentenced to death by the state of Georgia (Oyez). However, the case was taken to the Supreme Court and it posed a serious question. Is the death penalty unconstitutional? Due to the cruelty, the racial bias, and a better alternative the death penalty should be banned in the United States.
William Maples is a forensic anthropologist, someone who specializes in the human skeletal system, its variations across the world, and its changes through life and across many lifetimes; not a forensic pathologist, a medical doctor with its residency training in pathology. Maples defends the use of science to understand human nature; he defends the science of forensic anthropology for its usefulness in solving gruesome crimes and historical mysteries. He says that it can pay for itself in reduced court costs and that every state in the United States should have at least one on staff.
Clayton Lockett was executed using a three drug cocktail (Midazolam, Pancuronium, and Potassium Chloride) during his execution after being injected he awakened and died a horribly painful death 40 minutes later. The state of Oklahoma was investigated as to why he woke up during the process. They soon sound out that the needle that was put in his vein didn’t fully penetrate his vein. After the investigation the state of Oklahoma had a new protocol to follow.
The 8th Amendment is an very important Amendment in the bill of rights. As you may know the 8th Amendment helps with jaylee’s with bails, fines, and excessive force. The 8th Amendment has a meaning and a purpose and makes an enduring impact on our lives.
The Supreme Court has observed that a method of execution violates the Eighth Amendment if it inherently involves “torture or a lingering death” or is “inhuman and barbarous.” This was brought into question in the case of Glossip V. Gross when Oklahoma introduced the drug midazolam as a new execution drug. The case also brings into question whether the court is required to supply a form of execution when the government cannot find one itself.
On December 15, 1791 The United states took steps toward making The Bill of rights official. James Madison wrote the first ten amendments. This is just a document stating the rights of citizens. The bill grants rights such as: “freedom of religion, speech, and the press”. There are more things to name, but that was just to give you a general idea. We should all thank James Madison, and the other people, who wrote the bill of rights two hundred twenty-six years ago.
What is the reason as to why this injection is labeled as lethal? Seeing from the different type of chemical that makes up these three injection is the reason to why it 's a lethal injection. Each state that employs lethal injection is legally required to have detailed protocols for its practice, and though the set of rules differ from state to state, the process of killing a condemned inmate varies little, and begins with the lethal injection team securing the inmate to a gurney and connecting him to an electrocardiogram (EKG) machine that monitors heart activity. Inserted into the inmate 's veins are two intravenous lines (one as a backup) that lead out of a separate infusion room, where members of the intravenous team monitor the initial harmless saline drip. The reason for this is because each chemical is lethal in the amounts that is given to the inmate.
The viewing glass is the only thing separating us from the man that killed my brother. The room is cold and silent as professionals began the operation. A combination of three chemicals enters his bloodstream, numbing the body and then stopping his heart. A heinous act should not be brushed off as a minuscule issue. A capital offense should always be met with capital punishment.
The death penalty is a suited punishment for the most heinous crimes. Acts of rape, criminal homicide (of the first degree), kidnapping, treason, and torture all reflect the moral commitment that we as citizens are expected to concur. As individuals we are all capable of controlling our own fate, whether it be for the good or for the poor. The death penalty honors that principle because it punishes those who contravene the expectations given at birth. The natural law is closely related to that of human rights; these rights establish a moral basis that we are expected to treat each other equally with respect, dignity, and identity. People fear nothing more than death; life in prison is just not threatening enough anymore. For that reason, capital
Capital punishment is the legal sanction of killing someone punishable for a crime. It is also referred to as the death penalty. People often receive this punishment for committing murder. Treason, drug offenses, and espionage can also be subjected to the death penalty. As mentioned in Understanding Social Problems, “In 2014, 22 countries carried out 607 executions excluding the thousands of people who are thought to have been executed in China (Mooney, 133). The Supreme Court of the United States of America believes that capital punishment is lawful. I agree with the Supreme Court, but only to an extent because sometimes capital punishment is justified and sometimes it is not.