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Old 10-20-2017, 03:56 PM
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Default More executions this year than last

The upswing does not suggest that executions are likely to become more common, but it does grow out of recent courtroom battles. Chief among them is a big victory that the Supreme Court gave to state officials back in 2015. Officials had been looking for new drugs to use in lethal injections, and fighting to keep the sources secret from defense lawyers, as pharmaceutical companies kept pushing to keep their products out of death chambers. The court’s decision in the case of Glossip v. Gross set a high bar for arguments that new drug combinations would violate the Constitution’s ban on “cruel and unusual punishment.”
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