Terrance Williams, who is at the center of two capital punishment controversies, will have one of his cases argued at the United States Supreme Court in the next year, as the Justices accepted an appeal Thursday on Eighth and 14th Amendment grounds.
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There could be a five-Justice majority to strike down the practice.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at how comments from Justice Anthony Kennedy could lead to a stream of new cases from prisoners testing the constitutionality of solitary confinement.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at Justice Stephen Breyer’s dissent in a recent death penalty case, which argued for an end to capital punishment.
The National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen is joined by Ellen Kreitzberg and David B. Rivkin Jr. to discuss a major Supreme Court case about the use of lethal injection as an execution method.