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February 10, 2003

Except for the Death part, It ain't so bad...

Okay, I'm not sure if this Orwell Land, Catch 22 bizarro world, or just Bush's America.

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 6-5 that a man could be forcibly medicated in order to qualify to be executed, in order to get around a Supreme Court decision making execution of the insane unconstitutional.

How is this a reasonable interpretation of the Supreme Court? Because the Court's decision is based on the fact that the drug's immediate effect is beneficial to the man in question.

He said courts did not need to consider the ultimate result of medicating the prisoner.
"Eligibility for execution is the only unwanted consequence of the medication," he wrote.
I'm left speechless.

Posted by Nathan at February 10, 2003 11:28 PM

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