Whaddya think? Are there five votes on the US Supreme Court to end the death penalty, or should we bring back the firing squad?
UPDATE: Texas Monthly's Evan Smith smartly asks:
Why did the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles vote against a stay in the Chi case, knowing how the Supreme Court had ruled last week? Let me ask again: What's the rush? Why was Greg Abbott's office, first, and the pardons/paroles board, second, so hell-bent on killing this guy right this minute through questionable means? How is this smart politically?Why indeed? Why wouldn't the parole board follow the law on SB 103 about paroling 19-20 year olds? I don't know that, either. The Board of Pardons and Parole has long considered its own desires above those of the Texas Legislature and now the US Supreme Court. There's more than a whiff of arrogance to their attitude that I think comes from their imbalanced membership.