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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Death Penalty: Lethal injection arguments

Does the three-drug cocktail used by 37 states to execute prisoners violate the Eight Amendment's ban on cruel and unusual punishment?

Ten states have suspended the cocktail's use. Many argue that, if the condemned prisoner is not given enough anesthetic, he or she can suffer excrutiating pain without being able to cry out.

Well, the Supreme Court has just agreed to hear arguments on this issue.

I'll be keeping close watch on this. I am against the death penalty so this issue is of great importance to me!


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