Eight months ago in this post, I urged Congress to consider whether and how it could do something to address the lethal injection mess unfolding in state and federal courts. (I expanded upon these points in this article in the annual Cato Supreme Court Review). As recently detailed here and here, the mess continues to grow all over the country, and last night's botched Florida execution of Angel Diaz (basics here) is the latest disturbing development.
I am never a big fan of federal involvement in state matters. But, recalling Congress's active role in last year's hub-bub over Terry Schiavo, I continue to wonder where we can find the vocal "culture of life" advocates when we need them?