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Executions by Lethal Injection May Be Halted Until Supreme Court Rules
Thinking About Corrections


The Supreme Court will decide, before its scheduled July recess, the question of whether the mixture of "three drugs used to sedate and kill prisoners has the potential to cause pain severe enough to violate the constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishment." The high court agreed last month to accept a case challenging the lethal injection procedures of the State of Kentucky. Similar procedures are currently in place in three dozen other states. The effect may be that most, if not all executions will be halted until this ruling. Full article.

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