One of our highly esteemed professors, Professor Carol Turowski, was recently published in The Champion. The Champion is the renowned journal of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ (NACDL). Professor Turowski’s article, “Capital Cases,” provides insight on lethal injections and is very interesting read. The following excerpt made us all want to keep reading more. Congratulations, Professor Turowski!
“The recent spate of botched lethal executions in Oklahoma, Ohio, and Arizona has many legal experts in the country questioning whether methods used for carrying out these killings violate the constitutional prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment. Over the years, states have used various methods to carry out these deaths from public hangings, to the electric chair, to the gas chamber, to firing squads, and, starting in the late 20th century, to death by lethal injection. The majority of states that still allow capital punishment use the lethal administration of drugs because it is considered the most humane and cheapest method for killing a human being — or is it?”
Originally published in The Champion magazine. (c) National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
The CRC would like to thank The Champion for allowing us to post this excerpt. To find out more about The Champion and to access Professor Turowski’s article online, click here. To download the article, click: Turowski Article 1 and Turowski Article 2.