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The death penalty has long been used in the eye-for-an-eye style of justice system that some promote.


The 8th amendment says "Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted."

Baze v Rees is now challenging not whether the death penalty is cruel/unusual, but the method used by 36 (of the 37 states that have the death penalty)- lethal injection.

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