From the editorial boards ofAmericamagazine,National Catholic Register,National Catholic Reporter, andOur Sunday Visitor:
Next month, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments inGlossipv.Gross, a case out of Oklahoma that challenges the most widely used lethal injection protocol as being cruel and unusual punishment.
The court took up the case in January after a year of three high-profile, problematic executions in three states. The court will likely issue a ruling by June. Our hope is that it will hasten the end of the death penalty in the United States.