The death penalty in the U.S. will die the death of a thousand small cuts. And good riddance, IMHO
"ST. LOUIS (AP) - The death penalty in the United States might be hitting a roadblock: the Hippocratic Oath.
Condemned inmates in three states have successfully challenged lethal injection as cruel and unusual. For the first time, judges have sided with inmates in ruling that lethal injection has the potential to be unconstitutionally cruel - that without doctors present, the procedure could be inhumane.
The problem is that few doctors are willing to do it. Ultimately, this could put a halt to the use of lethal injections."