In a case to be argued on Jan. 7, the U.S. Supreme Court justices are being asked to give judges a standard for evaluating challenges to lethal injection protocols under the Eighth Amendment ban against cruel and unusual punishment. But death penalty litigators and scholars are worried that the high court will not have the full picture of what happens in lethal injection executions -- and that the justices did not pick the "best" case in terms of a record showing the problems that surround the procedure.
Supreme Court Asked to Set a Standard for Lethal Injection
The National Law Journal
December 21, 2007