TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Feb 19, 2015

Attorney General Eric Holder called Tuesday for a national moratorium on the death penalty until the Supreme Court weighs in on the issue later this year. Late last month, the Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal from death row inmates in Oklahoma who are challenging the state’s procedures for lethal injections. Holder went on to say he disagrees with Justice Antonin Scalia, who has said the U.S. has never executed an innocent person. “There is no ability to correct a mistake where somebody has, in fact, been executed,” Holder stated. “And that is from my perspective the ultimate nightmare.” The Hill has more.