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The U.S. Supreme Court is about to re-evaluate how some states carry out lethal injections.

Millar, Nancy E. (2015) The U.S. Supreme Court is about to re-evaluate how some states carry out lethal injections. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (24 Mar 2015). Website.

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Abstract

Next month, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case which challenges Oklahoma’s use of “liquid fire” in executions. The drug – potassium chloride – is one of a cocktail of drugs currently used in some states to carry out death sentences, a cocktail that has led to botched executions. Nancy E. Millar comments on the upcoming case, which challenges the drug’s use under the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment. She writes that while it is impossible to predict what the Court will decide, its previous decisions and statements might provide some indication of how the justices are leaning.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/2015/03/03/the-an...
Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2015 14:15
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2020 23:22
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/61730

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