High Court Upholds KY Lethal Injection Method

by Rick Howlett on April 16, 2008

The U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday turned back a challenge to Kentucky’s method of execution.

In a 7-2 ruling, the court rejected the claim that the three-drug protocol used by the state amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.     Some three dozen other states use a similar execution method.

The decision will likely clear the way for executions across the country to resume.    They were put on hold last year while the court decision was pending.

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