What the Court did: The Court upheld Kentucky’s lethal injection protocols.
What it means: For all practical purposes the far left’s 40-year crusade to abolish the death penalty nationwide itself is dead and buried.
How they voted: This was a 3-2-1-1-2 plurality decision. The lead opinion was signed by Justices Roberts (Bush 43), Alito (Bush 43) and Kennedy (Reagan).
Winners: Federalism/states’ rights advocates. Victims of capital crimes. Victims’ rights activists. Criminal prosecutors. State attorneys general. Law enforcement. Those who believe in Old Testament justice.
Losers: People who commit capital crimes. Liberals.