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France's last execution now dates back almost 40 years. Public support for capital punishment also appears to be retreating.

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Europe saw totalitarian regimes abuse the death penalty as recently as the 20th century, and public opinion across the bloc is therefore staunchly opposed to it. In October Missouri Governor Jay Nixon expressed indignation, saying state and federal court systems, not European politicians, should decide death penalty policy.

The drug shortage then started biting in when Hospira Inc. In October Missouri Governor Jay Nixon expressed indignation, saying state and federal court systems, not European politicians, should decide death penalty policy.

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When Europeans criticize the U. The abolition initiative failed, with fifty-three per cent of the voters opposed, and the law for expediting the death penalty passed, with slightly more than fifty-one per cent of the vote. Fearing for their reputation, the companies never wanted to see their drugs used in executions. Some states have abolished the death penalty, and those that carry on find executions increasingly difficult to conduct because of the drug scarcity and doubts about how well they work. On Jan. The U. Western Germany forbade capital punishment after the war, just as Italy did. But supporters of capital punishment put the issue on the ballot in the election, and more than sixty per cent of the voters supported its restoration. In an upcoming execution in Louisiana, the state is set to follow Ohio's example in using the untested drug cocktail used in McGuire's execution. Justice Department figures. An attorney for McGuire's family supported the European position. That is also reflected in drastically lower incarceration rates: Across the EU, about people per , inhabitants are behind bars compared to in the U. Pharmaceutical companies around the globe have been loath to see their drugs used in executions because the market is tiny and promises close to no financial gain, while potentially exposing them to costly bad PR. But switching drugs will invite new lawsuits and could involve drawn-out bureaucratic or legislative delays — in addition to doubts about how quickly and mercifully these drugs can kill.

Germany's government also urged pharmaceutical companies to stop exports, and the country's three firms selling sodium thiopental promised not to sell to U. States in switched to pentobarbital, but Denmark-based Lundbeck Inc.

The anti-capital punishment camp has also gained ground in the U. All those reasons for the decline remain, but so, too, does the United States remain a country that has had the death penalty in effect for virtually all of its history. In an upcoming execution in Louisiana, the state is set to follow Ohio's example in using the untested drug cocktail used in McGuire's execution.

But the anti-capital punishment camp has also gained ground in the U.

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Justice Department figures. Despite these numbers, death-penalty abolitionists also received a host of bad news this year. But switching drugs will invite new lawsuits and could involve drawn-out bureaucratic or legislative delays — in addition to doubts about how quickly and mercifully these drugs can kill. Germany's government also urged pharmaceutical companies to stop exports, and the country's three firms selling sodium thiopental promised not to sell to U. In Ohio last month, Dennis McGuire took 26 minutes to die after a previously untested mix of chemicals began flowing into his body, gasping repeatedly as he lay on a gurney. Death row inmate Michael Taylor's had argued in a lawsuit that recent executions involving the drug pentobarbital would likely cause "inhumane pain" — and, ahead of a hearing set for Tuesday, The Apothecary Shoppe said it would not provide the drug. But, as the election results in California and Nebraska illustrate, the voters—the populists—continue to back the death penalty, as does the President-elect. View Comments. In October Missouri Governor Jay Nixon expressed indignation, saying state and federal court systems, not European politicians, should decide death penalty policy. An attorney for McGuire's family supported the European position. That in turn provoked a medical outcry in the U.
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