Monday, January 07, 2008

Lethal injection argued in the Supreme Court

Baze v. Rees, the Kentucky lethal injection case, was argued before the Supreme Court this morning. The Court agreed to take the case in late September, a decision that effectively placed an-almost three month moratorium on executions in the United States. 2007 passed with one state abolishing the death penalty through legislation (New Jersey) and the nation as a whole executing the fewest number of people in more than 20 years.

You can read the New York Times account of the argument here.

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