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April 13, 2006

The latest rounds in the lethal injection scrums

The now seemingly endless litigation battles over lethal injection procedures have recently advanced in a number of settings:

And, for good measure and at an opportune time, Debby Denno has just posted this abstract on SSRN for a paper entitled "The Lethal Injection Quagmire: How Medical Participation and Procedures have Changed the Face of Executions."  Though the paper apparently is not yet available, the abstract states that the "article concludes that the more information that is gathered about lethal injection, the more constitutionally problematic the procedure appears to be."

For additional background on  these issues, the DPIC has this webpage discussing the lethal injection litigation (and lots of additional information and commentary can be found scrolling through this archive of my death penalty posts).

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