Wednesday, 27 December 2006

The Florida secrecy

In Section 922.105, Florida Statutes, the Legislature has

given the DOC unfettered discretion to devise a method by which

to execute a human being in a manner that complies with the

Eighth Amendment – a task which clearly requires specialized

knowledge and training – and has given the DOC carte blanche to

do so behind closed doors, without the safeguards that the APA

rulemaking procedures provide and without providing any

alternative procedures to ensure that the DOC makes its policies

in an informed and unbiased manner.23

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