What to Know About the SCOTUS Ruling on Lethal Injections

Supreme Court ruled Monday that states can continue to use a controversial lethal injection drug involved in at least three botched executions last year.
What was the case about?
Gross, focused on whether Oklahoma's use of a specific sedative, called midazolam hydrochloride, to execute death row inmates was constitutional under the Eighth Amendment's ban on cruel and unusual punishment.
Instead, four states—including Arizona, Florida, Ohio, and Oklahoma—switched to midazolam. What did the justices say?
While the court's 5–4 decision, led by Justice Samuel Alito, upheld states' use of the, the court's dissenting liberal justices condemned the ruling.



wochit_news