In November of 1985, legendary liberal Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan Jr. declared, “the fatal constitutional infirmity of capital punishment is that it treats members of the human race as non-humans, as objects to be toyed with and discarded.” With Alabama primed to gas condemned prisoners to death with nitrogen — and with other states, potentially, to follow suit — it is time to reboot Brennan’s courageous words against exterminating flesh-and-blood human beings, irrespective of their crimes — and as the L.A. Times observed at the time, “despite the contrary views of the court majority and the American public.” More
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