SID SALTER: Lethal injections and the courts

Regardless the wide range of political, social and moral views in Mississippi on the propriety of the death penalty, it’s a more than safe assumption that the majority of Mississippians still favor that ultimate punishment for the most heinous of crimes.

Evidence of what I believe to be the fact of that matter can be seen in Mississippi’s general elections – in which Republicans tightly control seven of the state’s eight statewide elected offices save the post held by Attorney General Jim Hood. Hood is both an unapologetic Democrat and a tough prosecutor who aggressively enforces the death penalty.