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Supreme Court Ruling Clears Way For Executions

In a unique 7-2 decision in Baze vs. Rees, the Supreme Court upheld that Kentucky's three drug mix used for execution by lethal injection does not constitute cruel and unusual punishment. This decision was unique because there were seven different opinions written on the case and Chief Justice Roberts' deciding opinion was joined by only two other Justices (Kennedy and Alito).

There is also a case challenging the legality of lethal injection in Texas pending in the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

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