“Bring Back the Firing Squad”

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“If we, as a society, cannot stomach the splatter from an execution carried out by firing squad, then we shouldn’t be carrying out executions at all,” wrote Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Federal Judge Alex Kozinski in a dissent released Monday. Kozinski dissented from a Ninth Circuit decision dismissing Arizona death row inmate Joseph Wood’s lawsuit seeking information about the drugs to be used in his execution. Kozinksi was quoted by Adam Serwer in his commentary, “Judge’s modest proposal: Bring back the firing squad,” posted on MSNBC’s website on July 22, 2014.
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