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"La. judge refuses killer's plea to halt executions," is the title of Mary Foster's AP report, via the New Orleans Times-Picayune.Hours after Louisiana conducted its first
execution in eight years, a state judge on Friday dismissed
a request to halt all executions in the state until the
Department of Corrections changes its procedures.
Attorneys from the Capital Post-Conviction Project of
Louisiana, acting for condemned killer Nathaniel Code,
maintained that Louisiana's gui
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Fourth Circuit rejects a challenge to lethal injection in Virginia
The Fourth Circuit on Thursday rejected a challenge to the Virginia lethal injection scheme (Emmett v. Johnson, No. 07-18 (4th Cir. July 10, 2008)). The panel split. Virginia’s protocol for lethal injection is substantially similar to that approved by the Supreme Court in Kentucky...
Legal challenge to Washington's lethal injection methods turned away
This new AP story, headlined "Judge affirms Wash. lethal injection method," provides details on another failed challenge to a state execution protocol. Here are th basics: A judge has affirmed Washington state's procedures for executing prisoners by lethal injection, turning...
Federal judge rejects challenge to Georgia lethal injection protocol
[JURIST] US District Judge Beverly Martin on Wednesday rejected a challenge to Georgia's lethal injection protocol, ruling that the state's execution procedures were similar to Kentucky's method, determined by the Supreme Court to be constitutional [JURIST report]...
Sixth Circuit judges issue dueling opinions over Ohio defendant's lethal injection challenge
This afternoon, the Sixth Circuit officially denied en banc review of a panel's ruling that Kenneth Biros challenge to Ohio's old three-drug lethal injection execution protocol is moot...
"Lethal injection allowed"
"Lethal injection allowed": At "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post that begins, "In a widely splintered decision, the Supreme Court cleared the way for executions to resume across the country, concluding that the most common method of lethal injection does not violate the Constitution...
First Execution in Seven Months Raises Many Concerns
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Georgia is planning to excute William Earl Lynd at 7 PM on May 6. If the lethal injection goes forward, this would be first execution in the U.S. since September 25, 2007. On that day, the U...