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Supreme Court Considers Lethal Injection, Voter I.D.

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Supreme Court Considers Lethal Injection, Voter I.D.

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Supreme Court Considers Lethal Injection, Voter I.D.

Supreme Court Considers Lethal Injection, Voter I.D.

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The Supreme Court announces it will hear arguments on two controversial cases. The first asks whether lethal injection should be considered cruel and unusual punishment. The second asks whether voter identification laws deter people from casting a ballot. These cases and the way the court rules on them could be a factor in next year's elections. Dahlia Lithwick, legal analyst with the online magazine Slate, talks to Alex Cohen.