The Supreme Court's majority opinion, as much as the dissent, shows that the state should not be permitted to execute its citizens.
EPA rules limiting toxic air pollution emissions would have prevented thousands of cases of asthma, birth defects and other health problems.
Valerie Tarico is a psychologist. She is the author of Trusting Doubt: A Former Evangelical Looks at Old Beliefs in a New Light. She is also the founder of WisdomCommons.org.