Lethal Injection Violates First Amendment

This from Stop the ACLU:

The American Civil Liberties Union claims in a federal lawsuit today that California’s lethal injection protocol violates the First Amendment.

The ACLU says the injection protocol violates the rights of execution witnesses by not allowing them to see if the inmate is experiencing pain before death.

Looks like a slam dunk for them, because we can clearly read the first amendment…

Amendment I
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or prohibiting execution witnesses from seeing whether the condemned experience pain immediately prior to death, as by administering a sedative-based lethal injection to the latter; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people to petition the Government for redress of grievences.

Read the rest at their site.



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