injection protocol

We … agree that petitioners have not carried their burden of showing that the risk of pain from maladministration of a concededly humane lethal injection protocol, and the failure to adopt untried and untested alternatives, constitute cruel and unusual punishment.

tough questions

From the Times. Senator Orrin G. Hatch. . . asked [Supreeen Court nominee Samuel A. Alito] whether he was against women and minority groups in college. “Absolutely not, senator, no,” the judge replied. “Tough question, Orrin,” Senator Leahy interjected with a chuckle. “Tough question.” “Good question, though,” Mr. Hatch retorted. *sigh* I see Washington’s off […]


Whew. Glad that’s over with! Now that September’s behind me, maybe I can get back into the groove of things. I feel so out of it. I feel like I’ve missed out on things. And not just the “big news” of Supreme Court nominees and appointments and what-not. But smaller, more intimate things like a […]

More “no, really?” news today.

“Roberts generally took strongly conservative positions” in the documents released about the Supreme Court Justice nominee. Huh. You don’t say? Maybe you haven’t met this man? Claims to talk to God. A bit on the right of the political spectrum himself. It makes me wonder why most of the news today is about the space […]