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Roughly Speaking podcast: Is the death penalty on death row? (episode 147)

Roughly Speaking podcast: Is the death penalty on death row? (episode 147)

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It has been 40 years since the Supreme Court ruled outright on the constitutionality of the death penalty. The court took up issues related to the death penalty  what kind of drugs can be used to kill a man, for instance  but, as to whether lethal injection by the state amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, a violation of the 8th amendment, the court has not visited constitutionality since 1976. That could change in the near future because of what might turn out to be a

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