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Justices Breyer and Ginsburg Would Hold the Death Penalty Unconstitutional
 
Tag: Cruel and Unusual Punishment Clause
Justices Breyer and Ginsburg Would Hold the Death Penalty Unconstitutional

Today, the Supreme Court in an ongoing effort to micromanage state laws and procedures reviewed whether a certain chemical cocktail used by Oklahoma in executions is constitutional. In a 5-4 decision, the Court rejected the challenge to the use of the chemical midazolam. What is especially of interest is a dissenting opinion in which...
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Today at the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court decided an 8th Amendment case today, Graham v. Florida. The Court held that the Cruel and Unusual Punishment Clause does not permit a juvenile offender to be sentenced to life in prison without parole for a nonhomicide crime. While reasonable people can agree or disagree with the Court’s decision as a...
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