One Hundred Years of Home Teaching?

June 18, 2004 | 3 comments
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Many years later, as he faced the firing squad,* William Morris was to remember that distant afternoon when he blogged about the (potential) existence of a Mormon magic realism. . .

I recommend William Morris’s excellent series of posts on this topic. The discussions can be found here, here, and here. Go read up, so that your children won’t be born with the tail of a pig!

*Firing squad: Well this is Utah, after all.

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3 Responses to One Hundred Years of Home Teaching?

  1. Thom on June 18, 2004 at 3:30 pm

    For the record, Utah no longer permits execution by firing squad.

  2. John David Payne on June 18, 2004 at 3:30 pm

    Since I was puzzled enough to look up the source of Kaimi’s allusion:

    “Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.”

    –Gabriel García Márquez, _One Hundred Years of Solitude_.

  3. Scott on June 18, 2004 at 4:41 pm

    Here’s the recently amended Code of Criminal Procedure provision on executions:

    77-18-5.5. Judgment of death — Method is lethal injection — Exceptions for use of firing squad.
    (1) When a defendant is convicted of a capital felony and the judgment of death has been imposed, lethal intravenous injection is the method of execution.
    (2) Subsection (1) applies to any defendant sentenced to death on or after May 3, 2004.
    (3) If a court holds that a defendant has a right to be executed by a firing squad, the method of execution for that defendant shall be a firing squad. This Subsection (3) applies to any defendant whose right to be executed by a firing squad is preserved by that judgment.
    (4) (a) If a court holds that execution by lethal injection is unconstitutional on its face, the method of execution shall be a firing squad.
    (b) If a court holds that execution by lethal injection is unconstitutional as applied, the method of execution for that defendant shall be a firing squad.

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