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.
Dennis J. Bernstein is a host of “Flashpoints” on the Pacifica radio network and the author of Special Ed: Voices from a Hidden Classroom. You can access the audio archives at www.flashpoints.net. You can get in touch with the author at email@example.com.