Supreme Court in capital punishment case is relying on testimony by a Holocaust Denier

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Today the Supreme Court heard Baze v. Rees, a case arguing that the drug cocktail used in lethal injections constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.

So what does that have to do with this blog?

Turns out that the "cocktail" was invented by one Fred Leuchter who, posing as an engineer, wrote the bogus report on the non-existence of gas chambers at Auschwitz and Maidanek.

This guy has an electric chair in his basement -- I assume it's non-operative -- and poses in it on occasion....

However you might feel about the death penalty, I doubt that Fred Leuchter should be depended on to invent anything....

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