Gorsuch just handed down the most bloodthirsty and cruel death penalty opinion of the modern era

The Supreme Court’s opinion in Bucklew v. Precythe, which it handed down Monday on a party-line vote, is at once the most significant Eighth Amendment decision of the last several decades and the cruelest in at least as much time. Neil Gorsuch’s majority opinion tosses out a basic assumption which animated the Court’s understanding of what […]

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