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NPR Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg reports on the case before the Supreme Court today: whether a technique used to punish prisoners in many Alabama prisons — handcuffing prisoners to a hitching post for hours at a time, in the hot sun — is cruel and unusual punishment.