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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Lethal Injection

In a 7-2 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this morning that states can lawfully use lethal injection as a means of carrying out the death penalty. The suit was brought by two Kentucky death row inmates who contended that lethal injection violated the Constitutional ban (8th Amendment) on cruel and unusual punishment. As I'm not a legal scholar, I'll defer on the analysis of the opinion to this informative post.


Blogger KYJurisDoctor said...

The U. S. Supreme Court Justices were so SPLINTERED that it is CERTAIN the ONLY way for other states to ensure the constitutionality of their lethal injection laws, and to avoid a challenge of thir own procedures and methods, is to strictly follow Kentucky's!

April 16, 2008 10:05 AM  

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