This comment recommends that Virginia cease its use of lethal injection because of its high botch rates and growing impracticability due to drug shortages. Instead, the Commonwealth should use the firing squad as a more effective means of execution, thereby leading the nation in a transition towards a more efficient and reliable method.
P. Thomas DiStanislao, III, A Shot in the Dark: Why Virginia Should Adopt the Firing Squad as its Primary Method of Execution, 49 U. Rich. L. Rev. 779 (2015).