What’s wrong with executions? Breyer offers opinions

Six capital convictions to be reviewed

Justice Stephen G. Breyer has a couple reasons why he wants to hear arguments from both sides on the constitutionality of capital punishment.

Breyer called for briefing on the issue in a dissent, joined by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in a June decision that upheld the use of the execution drug midazolam. In an interview with MSNBC, Breyer explained why he’s ready to examine the issue.

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