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On This Date in Legal History

In Baze v. Rees two death row inmates challenged the lethal injection protocol used in Kentucky death penalty cases. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli argued that the “procedures pose a danger of cruelly inhumane executions.” On April 16, 2008, the United States Supreme … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

In Baze v. Rees, Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Corrections, two death row inmates challenged the lethal injection protocol used in Kentucky death penalty cases. On April 16, 2008, the United States Supreme Court found the protocol constitutional under the 8th … Continue reading

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Using Lethal Injection in a Death Penalty Case

On this date in 1982 lethal injection was used for the first time in the United States to execute a convicted felon. Read more at http://deathpenaltycurriculum.org/node/38.

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