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Sept. 25 2007 4:28 PM

Two New Cases for the Supreme Court

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007

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Jurisprudence: Supremes Consider Lethal Injection, Voter ID
The Supreme Court announced it will hear arguments on two controversial cases. The first asks whether lethal injection should be considered cruel and unusual punishment; the second 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 talks to Alex Cohen. Listen to the segment.

Monday, Sept. 24, 2007

Politics: The Primary Race
Moderate Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., has thrown his support behind his Senate colleague Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., helping the former first lady maintain her lead in the race for the Democratic nomination. While Clinton is the leading Democratic candidate, Republicans are more divided. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney leads in the early primary states, while former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and actor and former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson are leading the late primary states. John Dickerson talks with Madeleine Brand about the latest developments. Listen to the segment.

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