Pointless death-penalty ruling

by John Seiler | February 1, 2015 7:59 am

Green MileAs I noted in my blog last week, “Rose Bird’s ghost will kill death penalty[1],” there aren’t going to be any more executions in California. Future Gov. Jerry Brown appointments to the California Supreme Court will prevent that. So this is pointless[2], just more work for lawyers:

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California must adopt a new process for executing condemned inmates after nearly three years of delays, a state judge ruled Thursday in a lawsuit filed by crime victims.

The tentative ruling by Sacramento Superior Court[3] Judge Shellyanne Chang[4] does not order the state to resume executions, which have been on hold since 2006. But she said corrections officials can’t wait any longer to find a new way to conduct executions if they are reinstituted.

The lawsuit seeks to force state corrections officials to adopt procedures for a single-drug, barbiturate-only method of execution.

Ain’t gonna happen.

Those who favor capital punishment should save their time on lawsuits and instead stay home and watch “The Green Mile[5].”

  1. Rose Bird’s ghost will kill death penalty: http://calwatchdog.com/2015/01/22/rose-birds-ghost-will-kill-ca-death-penalty/
  2. So this is pointless: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Tentative-ruling-California-must-adopt-execution-6049274.php
  3. Superior Court: http://www.sfgate.com/search/?action=search&channel=news&inlineLink=1&searchindex=gsa&query=%22Superior+Court%22
  4. Shellyanne Chang: http://www.sfgate.com/search/?action=search&channel=news&inlineLink=1&searchindex=gsa&query=%22Shellyanne+Chang%22
  5. The Green Mile: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120689/

Source URL: https://calwatchdog.com/2015/02/01/pointless-death-penalty-ruling/