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Stories with person: John Paul Stevens
  • Supreme Court upholds use of controversial execution drug story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-29-15 5:52 pm

    WASHINGTON - Trading sharp words, a deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal-injection executions Monday, even as two dissenting justices said for the first time they think it's "highly likely" the death penalty itself is unconstitutional.

  • Some Supreme Court justices' views on death penalty change 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 5:41 pm

    WASHINGTON - Supreme Court Justices Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg declared for the first time Monday that they believe it is "highly likely" that the death penalty is unconstitutional.