Monday, June 29, 2015

ACLU Comment on Supreme Court Decision in Glossip V. Gross

The ACLU issued the following today:

June 29, 2015

WASHINGTON – Cassandra Stubbs, director of the Capital Punishment Project of the American Civil Liberties Union, had this comment in response to the Supreme Court’s decision in Glossip v. Gross:

“Today’s 5-4 decision ignores the evidence and endorses a state’s right to torture people to death absent any other alternative. This reading of the Constitution cannot and should not stand. As powerfully set forth in the dissent, capital punishment in the United States is unreliable and arbitrary, racially biased and geographically skewed. Much of America has turned away from the death penalty, leaving only a handful of counties insisting on putting people to death. The time has come to end this nation’s disastrous experiment with capital punishment.”

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