Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett has once again sided with liberals, which were the dissenting minority opinion on Thursday evening, which failed miserably to block the death penalty execution of a convicted triple-murderer in the state of Alabama.
Before we get to deep here, I want to say that the death penalty is a necessary form of punishment, particularly when it comes to restorative justice. The Bible, in Genesis, actually calls for the death penalty for anyone who murders someone. The reason why is because all humans are made in the image of God, so when you attack someone with the intent to murder them, you are assaulting God himself. That’s how sacred life is.
Throughout the Bible, God describes true justice as being restorative. If a thief steals something he restores the property or pays the victim of the crime a sum of money that matches the value of the item stolen. Well, there’s no way to restore someone who dies, so that means the price is to pay for the crime by forfeiting your own life.
According to Newsmax, “The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to allow the execution of death-row inmate Alan Eugene Miller, as Justice Barrett joined the liberal Justices Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor, and Ketanji Brown Jackson in dissent to stop the execution by lethal injection.”
The report then said, “Barrett, who was nominated to the Supreme Court to replace late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the final weeks before the 2020 presidential election, has voted with the liberal justices in more than half of the cases in 2020-2021, the Washington Examiner reported.”
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Barrett has reportedly agreed with Sotomayor a total of 53 percent of the time, and Kagan 63 percent of the time in both 2020 and 2021. Jackson didn’t officially join the court until June 2022.
“While Barrett voted against liberal dissent in March 2022 Supreme Court case that reinstated the death penalty against convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, she has sided with liberal justices in other death penalty cases,” the report said. “In February 2021, Barrett sided with Sotomayor, Kagan, former Justice Stephen Breyer, and a justice who did not disclose his vote in another Alabama death penalty case of death-row inmate Willie Smith.”
The report revealed that in January of 2022, Barrett sided with Sotomayor, Kagan, and Breyer to block the executing of Alabama death-row inmate Matthew Reeves.
However, despite the reinstatement of Miller’s pending execution via lethal injection, the state managed to stop it before the deadline of midnight. Kay Ivey, the state’s Republican governor has stated that the execution is set to be scheduled for the earliest opportunity.
Miller was given the death penalty for the murder of three men at their place of employment at Ferguson Enterprises which is just south of Birmingham, back in 1999.