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Supreme Court / Death Penalty / Lethal Injection #890486

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008
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(Philadelphia: Charles Gibson) The Supreme Court's upholding of the use of lethal injections for executing criminals reported.

(Supreme Court: Jan Crawford Greenberg) The constitutional issue of whether lethal injection is a cruel and unusual punishment examined; details given about this landmark ruling. [Texas death row inmate Heliberto CHI†- reacts to the ruling.] The main opinion of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and the opinions of Justices Clarence Thomas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, David Souter and John Paul Stevens, who attacked capital punishment, quoted. [Texas solicitor general R. Ted CRUZ†- says this decision will eliminate the roadblock to carrying out the sentences.] The moves by several states to resume execution schedules noted.

Gibson, Charles;
Greenberg, Jan Crawford

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