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Government lawyer struggles to convince high court that prisoners have adequate access to justice
Key cases this week signal the strain over prisoners' rights
But the high court may choose to ignore majority sentiment in the nation's capital.
Veteran court insiders and administration officials say that there is little possibility that President Bush will be handed another Supreme Court nomination because of a retirement.
Retired high court member says deficiencies in courts are nearly impossible to fix
At issue: the 'how' of the death penalty, not the penalty itself
Is the level of pain inflicted 'cruel'?