While the pause comes as a relief to those opposed to the death penalty, Ivey's full-throated defense of the practice makes it clear that she seeks only a temporary pause in executions, not an end to the policy.
And it's not a moment too soon.
Pervasive real-time police surveillance is not just theoretical anymore.
Lethal autonomous weapons are too dangerous to develop.
Permissionless innovation works best for both scientific and moral progress.