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With Gorsuch’s Vote, Supreme Court Allows Arkansas to Execute Ledell Lee
Slate ^ | April 21, 2017 | Mark Joseph Stern

Posted on 04/21/2017 8:09:51 AM PDT by Trump20162020

On Thursday night, Arkansas executed Ledell Lee—the state’s first execution in 12 years. Lee is one of eight men whom Arkansas originally planned to kill over 11 days before one drug in the three-drug lethal injection cocktail expires. Four of these men have received stays of execution, but Lee’s final plea to the U.S. Supreme Court was rejected by a 5–4 vote. Justice Neil Gorsuch cast the deciding vote allowing Lee to die. It was his first vote cast as a justice of the court.

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1 posted on 04/21/2017 8:09:51 AM PDT by Trump20162020
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To: Trump20162020

Taxpayers win one for a change.


2 posted on 04/21/2017 8:11:31 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set!)
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To: Trump20162020

Since when is this a Federal matter?


3 posted on 04/21/2017 8:11:41 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Trump20162020

Justice Gorsuch is off to a flying start.


4 posted on 04/21/2017 8:11:43 AM PDT by Impala64ssa (Islamophobic? NO! IslamABHORic)
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To: Impala64ssa

Due to the heinousness of this guy’s crimes, the Justices that voted not to execute should be forced to cover expenses for any condemned allowed to evade the death phase....


5 posted on 04/21/2017 8:14:51 AM PDT by JBW1949 (I'm really PC....PATRIOTICALLY CORRECT!!!!)
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To: Trump20162020

Nitrogen Asphyxiation

In a well ventilated room:
Strap the condemned down
Attach a medical breathing mask and brain wave monitor
supply 100% Nitrogen at 1.1 atmospheres
Wait till brain waves are flat for 5 min


6 posted on 04/21/2017 8:16:05 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: Sacajaweau

...Since when is this a Federal matter?...
It’s a Constitutional 4th Amendment Due Process Life, Liberty, or Property depravation issue.


7 posted on 04/21/2017 8:16:28 AM PDT by Sasparilla ( I'm Not tired of Winning)
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To: Trump20162020
"whom Arkansas originally planned to kill over ..."

Execute, not kill.

8 posted on 04/21/2017 8:16:32 AM PDT by SkyDancer (You know they invented wheelbarrows to teach FAA inspectors to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: Trump20162020

he dindunuffin


9 posted on 04/21/2017 8:16:51 AM PDT by ichabod1 (I call Obama "osama" because he damaged us far more than Osama bin Ladin ever did.)
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To: Trump20162020
"Justice Neil Gorsuch cast the deciding vote allowing Lee to die."

What made Gorsuch the "deciding vote" as opposed to any of the other 4 Justices who refused to grant a stay?

10 posted on 04/21/2017 8:17:28 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Trump20162020

Nice! Now take out the rest of them. They did very horrible crimes. This one raped his victim in front of the daughter before killing her.


11 posted on 04/21/2017 8:17:56 AM PDT by ColdOne ((I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11~ Best Election Ever!)
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To: circlecity

Cuz’ it would have been a tie if he had not been there?


12 posted on 04/21/2017 8:18:25 AM PDT by ichabod1 (I call Obama "osama" because he damaged us far more than Osama bin Ladin ever did.)
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To: Trump20162020
Can someone please correct me if I'm wrong? I long thought that it required five justices to authorize an emergency stay; a requirement which does not change if there are only 8 sitting justices.

Is it really accurate to say Gorsuch voted against the stays when he didn't approve them?

Not to shower on anyone’s parade, but the reality is that the motions only garnered the support of 4 of the 5 justices required. I'm glad Gorsuch didn't jump on the liberal parade, but I'm not throwing a celebration over it either.

13 posted on 04/21/2017 8:19:47 AM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: circlecity

What made Gorsuch the “deciding vote”

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By order the votes were taken is my guess—newest member last to vote.
But that doesn’t mean his or any of the others were less important.


14 posted on 04/21/2017 8:21:29 AM PDT by deport
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To: deport

As someone else said, probably because it would have been a 4-4 vote one month ago.


15 posted on 04/21/2017 8:24:47 AM PDT by Trump20162020
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To: ichabod1
"Cuz’ it would have been a tie if he had not been there?"

You could say the same thing about any of the other justices who denied the stay.

16 posted on 04/21/2017 8:24:51 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: taxcontrol

BLindfold. Bang.


17 posted on 04/21/2017 8:25:11 AM PDT by bigbob (People say believe half of what you see son and none of what you hear - M. Gaye)
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To: kingu

Gorsuch chose a politically conservative position and nobody should be surprised.

However the entire process is going down the rabbit hole. If we are so squeamish that medicine is needed to kill a convict we might as well confess we are ready to give it up.


18 posted on 04/21/2017 8:37:33 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Because all death penalty cases can and usually are appealed all the way to the supreme court


19 posted on 04/21/2017 8:41:25 AM PDT by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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To: taxcontrol

Hanging works for me. In the town square, by the county sheriff.


20 posted on 04/21/2017 8:48:08 AM PDT by chesley (What is life but a long dialog with imbeciles? - Pierre Ryckmans)
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