Law’s Michael Benza discusses governor’s decision on death row inmate

No Mention of Weight as Ohio Governor Grants Mercy
The Associated Press: Ohio Gov. John Kasich decided to spare death row inmate Ronald Post on grounds unrelated to his weight. Post, who weighs 450 lbs., argued in federal court that executing him would amount to cruel and unusual punishment. “I trust when the governor says that was not a factor,” said Michael Benza, senior instructor in law. “But it’s a little unrealistic to say it’s not hanging around in the background of all this.”