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Timothy Minter Professor Moore GOVT-2305-86407 31 July 2017 Supreme Court Case- Baze v. Rees In the Supreme Court Case of Baze v. Rees, the Kentucky Supreme court was challenged that the death penalty protocol, which was a four-drug lethal injection, held by the state was in violation of the eighth amendment, claiming it was cruel and unusual punishment. The Kentucky Supreme Court held that the lethal injection did not violate the constitutional amendment, claiming that the inmates, according to oyez.org, “had conceded the ‘humane nature’ of the procedure when performed correctly.” This case is important because it challenges the state’s protocol regarding the death penalty, which is a controversial idea in itself. Similar to the electric chair, the inmates are claiming that the lethal injection, which contains deadly drugs that kill the body, are a form of cruel and unusual punishment. Society has changed in a lot of ways when it comes to being cruel. A hundred years or so, cruel and unusual punishment was the norm. Now with the

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