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Supreme Court to Consider Lethal Injection, Voter ID Laws

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By Admin on September 25, 2007 3:38 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court opens its October Term 2007 on Monday October 1. The Court has announced that it will review the case of two Kentucky death row inmates, and decide whether states' use of lethal injection as a method of administering the death penalty is constitutional under the Eighth Amendment's "cruel and unusual punishment" standards. The Court will also consider a challenge to an Indiana law that requires most voters to present government-issued identification at the polls, and will decide whether such laws have a discriminatory impact on minority and low-income voters.