The Ghoulish Pursuit of Executing a Terminally Ill Inmate

Bernard Harcourt, Visiting Professor (2016–17) in the School of Social Science, discusses the case of his longtime client, Doyle Lee Hamm, and the risks associated with the state of Alabama's plan to execute him, writing:

"In Doyle Hamm’s case, the lack of peripheral veins and lymphatic inflammations create the unconstitutional risk of a cruel and unnecessarily painful execution. But the constitutional violation is only half of it. It is justice itself that is in peril."

Read more at the New York Times.