Supreme Court Intervenes in Death Penalty Cases
Editorial, Miami Herald, editorial
Feb. 7, 2002
On the weighty question of whether an execution passes
constitutional muster, both advocates and foes of the death penalty are
in rare agreement: Let the courts decide.
Thus Gov. Jeb Bush halted today's scheduled execution
of Robert Trease shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court stopped the execution
of another Florida inmate, Linroy Bottoson.
Both the Supreme Court and the governor made the right
call. Gov. Bush, a strong supporter of capital punishment, said he made