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Jan 27
Constitution Check: Is the Supreme Court going to rule out lethal-drug executions?

Constitution Check: Is the Supreme Court going to rule out lethal-drug executions?

Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center adviser on constitutional literacy, looks at the challenging and complicated decision facing the Supreme Court about lethal injections and the Eighth Amendment.

Jan 27
Why firing squads and other execution methods remain constitutional

Why firing squads and other execution methods remain constitutional

The Supreme Court’s move to rule on using lethal injections for capital punishment is the latest legal debate in a controversy that goes back to the Founding Fathers. But one Eighth Amendment issue rarely defined by the Court is the general method of executions.

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