Justice Diaz’s remarkable dissent in Doss v. State

The most remarkable part is a long opinion by Justice Diaz about the failure of the death penalty. He is joined in full in that opinion by Justice Graves and in part by Justice Dickinson (the opinion has two parts, one about mental retardation and one about the death penalty itself; Justice Dickinson does not explain what parts of the Diaz opinion he joined.

I find it amazing that no one in the Mississippi Press has even hinted at the existence of this opinion.

NMC
12/17/8