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Theme of the Day: Death Penalty


Yesterday, April 15th, the Supreme Court appropriately delivered two tax related opinions.  Today, as they were about to hear arguments on a Louisiana law that permits the death penalty in cases of child rape, the Court announced their decision approving the use of lethal injection to administer capital punishment.

The sketch shows attorney Jeffrey Fisher arguing today for the petitioner in Kennedy v. Louisiana.  Fisher also appeared before the Supreme Court earlier this term representing the victims of the Exxon Valdez oil spill; a sketch of that argument can be found here.

Washington Post story on the Louisiana case is here.

NYT story on Lethal Injection here.