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US Supreme Court Upholds Lethal Injection for Death Row Inmates

The United States Supreme Court has upheld the use of a controversial drug in executions by lethal injection. In a 5-4 ruling Monday, the court's five justices said that the use of the sedative midazolam does not violate the Constitution's eighth amendment ban on cruel and unusual punishment. Death row inmates from the midwestern state of Oklahoma argued that the sedative, used as part of a three-drug combination for lethal injections there, did not always induce a deep...

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