Nebraska has been trying and failing to carry out an execution since the phrase "as if" was cool. In May, the Nebraska Legislature replaced the death penalty with life in prison. Yet Nebraska is still trying.
Federal authorities are having none of it.
The taxpayer dollars being spent on a failed effort to carry out executions could be better spent on supporting murder victims' families, solving crimes or putting non-violent offenders on a path to rehabilitation.
The ACLU of Nebraska on Thursday asked the U.S. Attorney to open an investigation into Nebraska's ongoing attempts to obtain illegal drugs from shady foreign sources that barely have a working address.