The Supreme Court upheld the most common method of lethal injections executions Wednesday, clearing the way for states to resume executions that have been on hold for nearly 7 months.
The justices, by a 7-2 vote, turned back a constitutional challenge to the procedures in place in Kentucky, which uses three drugs to sedate, paralyze and kill inmates. Similar methods are used by roughly three dozen states.
The governor of Virginia lifted his state’s moratorium on executions two hours after the high court issued its ruling.
I say we start with John Allen Muhammad and Paul Warner Powell. (Yes, I know they both have pending appeals.)