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Fri Apr 21, 2017, 10:28 AM

Neil Gorsuchs very first decision on the Supreme Court was to let a man be killed

https://thinkprogress.org/neil-gorsuchs-very-first-decision-on-the-supreme-court-was-to-let-a-man-be-killed-67aedf3a6d93

Thursday evening, Neil Gorsuch — who occupies a seat on the Supreme Court that Senate Republicans held open for a year until Donald Trump could fill it — cast his first public vote since his ascension to the high Court. Hours later, a man was killed because of Gorsuch’s vote.

The case underlying that vote, McGehee v. Hutchinson, involved eight inmates that Arkansas hopes to execute in eleven days. As Justice Stephen Breyer explains in a dissenting opinion, “the reason the State decided to proceed with these eight executions is that the ‘use by’ date of the State’s execution drug is about to expire.”

In recent years, state death chambers have struggled to obtain the drugs they use to execute inmates because many drug companies refuse to sell drugs for this purpose.

The Court handed down a series of orders denying relief to some or all of these inmates Thursday night, including a 5–4 decision in which Gorsuch cast the tie-breaking vote. Shortly after the Court handed down these orders, Arkansas executed Ledell Lee, its first execution since 2005.

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Nice work if you can get it. /sarcasm off.

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Reply Neil Gorsuchs very first decision on the Supreme Court was to let a man be killed (Original post)
deminks Apr 21 OP
2naSalit Apr 21 #1
SticksnStones Apr 21 #2
OnlinePoker Apr 21 #3
Tanuki Apr 21 #4
MineralMan Apr 21 #5
democratisphere Apr 21 #6
Sienna86 Apr 21 #7
Iggo Apr 21 #11
MoonRiver Apr 21 #12
Iggo Apr 21 #8
dbackjon Apr 21 #9
HopeAgain Apr 21 #10
alarimer Apr 21 #13
mountain grammy Apr 21 #14
HoneyBadger Apr 21 #15
Wednesdays Apr 21 #16
MFM008 Apr 21 #17

Response to deminks (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 10:28 AM

1. Yep...

He's off to a really good start.

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Response to deminks (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 10:30 AM

2. So proud.

Living the dream ~



(in case it's not obvious)

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Response to deminks (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 10:30 AM

3. I'm sure there will be a lot more people killed with Gorsuch on the bench

Directly and indirectly.

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Response to deminks (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 10:32 AM

4. Don't forget to give some "credit" to Mitch McConnell.

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Response to deminks (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 10:32 AM

5. Welcome to the Post-2016 Election World.

The consequences of that election will haunt us for decades to come. Forethought is a good thing. We should try it, I think.

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Response to deminks (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 10:32 AM

6. Guess we know where this guy's heart is.

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Response to deminks (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 10:32 AM

7. Interesting with his views on euthanasia

I was wondering if being pro-life in those instances would transfer to capital punishment.

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Response to Sienna86 (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 10:54 AM

11. They're pro-forced-birth, not pro-life.

They're not even pro-fetus, because if they were, they'd be aaaallllll about free and comprehensive prenatal care for everyone.

But yeah, they're not.

The people who call themselves pro-life are pro-death-penalty, pro-war, anti-welfare, anti-foodstamp, anti-school-lunches...and, well, they are pro- just about everything that kills people and anti- just about everything that keeps people alive.

So yeah, pro-life? No, they're not.

(Okay, I'm done with my rant. Sorry about that. )

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Response to Sienna86 (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 11:07 AM

12. It's part of his anti-choice agenda.

Pregnant women and dying people don't get to choose. The right wing PTB will choose for them. This also applies to people on death row.

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Response to deminks (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 10:49 AM

8. Kill. Kill. Kill.

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Response to deminks (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 10:49 AM

9. But Hillary is evil!

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Response to deminks (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 10:51 AM

10. Not only kill, but do so in cruel and inhuman way. NT

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Response to deminks (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 11:07 AM

13. The guy they killed might have been innocent.

But as Scalia said, even actual innocence isn't ground to overturn.

They are in a rush because the drugs are set to expire, which is a stupid and cruel reason.

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Response to deminks (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 11:10 AM

14. Would that be "pro life" Gorsuch?

Guess so.

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Response to deminks (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 11:18 AM

15. It seems like we should have an even number of justices

Make it 10? Ties are not always a bad thing.

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Response to HoneyBadger (Reply #15)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 11:29 AM

16. Shhh...don't give tRump and the pug majority any ideas

nt

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Response to deminks (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 11:40 AM

17. Death

Better than sex for repukes.

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