Antonin Scalia, photo by Rose Lincoln/Harvard News Office
Justice Scalia’s view of killing or imprisoning the innocent:
There is no basis in text, tradition, or even in contemporary practice (if that were enough), for finding in the Constitution a right to demand judicial consideration of newly discovered evidence of innocence brought forward after conviction. (source, source)
The context is of course the state murder of Troy Davis yesterday. More on capital punishment here. More in the annals of heartlessness here.