Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Death row inmate protests injustice of page limitations and lethal injections

The Richmond paper reports here ("Death-sentence appeals lodged," 3/30/04) that a Virginia inmate facing execution this week has filed papers claiming that the method of execution by lethal injection is cruel and unusual punishment in violation of the Eighth Amendment. He is also claiming that his rights were violated by the 50-page limit on his Virginia Supreme Court filings, which the Court refused to waive when he filed a 113-page paper.

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