The Supreme Court on Tuesday set the stage for a full-scale examination of whether execution by lethal injection violates the Eighth Amendment's bar against "cruel and unusual" punishment. The Court's grant of review could trigger a moratorium in lethal-injection executions nationwide until the ruling. The justices also announced they will referee a sharply partisan dispute over an Indiana law that requires prospective voters to present government-issued photo identification at the polling place.
Supreme Court to Examine Lethal Injection, Voter Identification
September 26, 2007