Supreme Court to review constitutionality of lethal injections

AP News reports:

The US Supreme Court announced Tuesday it would consider the constitutionality of lethal injections, which is used in almost all executions in the United States.

The court agreed to consider the cases of two men condemned to death in the Southern state of Kentucky amid growing controvesy over exactly how lethal injections are administered.

Some argue the executions are often slow and painful and contradict the constitution’s ban on “cruel and unusual punishment.”

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