Friday, February 04, 2005

Death Row in Connecticut 

You may have read about the pending Connecticut execution of Michael Ross, a contributor to several Catholic papers and magazines. Ross said he was ready to die and didn't want any appeals. It appears that a judge has stepped in and threatened the defense lawyer with a grievance (I heard elsewhere the judge demanded the defense appeal or else he would see to it that the defense lawyer was removed from the bar). In addition, the inmates on Connecticut's death row have begun a hunger strike to complain about the depressing conditions.

I don't think it's the judge's job to force the defense to appeal, but the country seems to be moving away from capital punishment and I also wouldn't want to be the last judge in Connecticut to preside over killing a killer.

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