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May 15, 2007

Latest filings in California lethal injection scrummage

A helpful reader just sent me copies of two filings today by the state of California in its on-going legal battle concerning its lethal injection protocol.  The filings (which can be downloaded below) indicate that California has decided to "substantially revise" its three-drug lethal injection protocol. 

Only with the help of experts like Debby Denno will I be able to figure out if the state's revisions to its lethal injection protocol really are that significant.  Whatever the medical reality, these filings suggest that California remains eager to return to executions.  Time will tell if the federal courts will let the state have its capital way.

Download cal_protocol.text.051507.pdf 

Download cal_protocol.operations.051507.pdf

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UPDATE:  The state of California provides a "virtual tour of the existing lethal injection facility and the proposed lethal injection facility" at this link.

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What is a scrummage? Is that a cross b/w a scrum and a scrimmage?

Posted by: Scott | May 16, 2007 9:33:15 AM

Scott: scrummage is a variation on the rugby term scrum, which the Brits use to describe a "disordered or confused situation involving a number of people."

Posted by: Doug B. | May 16, 2007 10:14:40 AM

No kidding. I did not know that. Thanks. I suppose my post suggests that I am the one who is indeed "disordered or confused." I enjoy your blog and find it very helpful.

Posted by: Scott Forster | May 16, 2007 6:07:04 PM

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