The U.S. Supreme Court weighed in Monday on two death penalty cases. The Court reversed an 11th Circuit finding that an Alabama prisoner could not bring a civil rights case in which he argued a lethal injection would violate his right against cruel and unusual punishment. And the Court let stand a Georgia Supreme Court ruling that had upheld a requirement that capital defendants making retardation claims prove the retardation "beyond a reasonable doubt."
U.S. Supreme Court Addresses Two Death Penalty Cases
May 25, 2004
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