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Lawsuit Follows Troubled Lethal Injection
A federal lawsuit filed on behalf of the children of Dennis McGuire argues that his execution using two drugs never intended to kill people violated his constitutional rights — and U.S. Food and Drug Administration rules.The Columbus Dispatch
, January 25, 2014
The Tennessean, October 23, 2013
Montrealgazette.com, September 27, 2013
Medical Xpress, September 27, 2013
Action Sought Against Execution Anesthesiologist
The American Civil Liberties Union is asking a medical board to suspend certification for an anesthesiologist expected to participate in upcoming executions in Missouri.Kansas City Star
, August 30, 2013
Georgia's Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal in the case of a death row inmate who challenged a new law shielding the identity and methods of companies that make the state's lethal injection drugs.
Reuters, August 26, 2013
The State of Ohio plans to change by October the way it executes prisoners, largely because of a nationwide shortage of lethal injection drugs.
Toledo Blade, August 23, 2013
Propofol Used for Death Penalty
With execution dates now set for two men on death row in Missouri, the state is on track to be the first to use the drug Propofol for the administering of the death penalty. Michael Jackson World Network
, August 20, 2013
Death Row Improvises, Lacking Lethal Mix
The decision by the Missouri Supreme Court to allow propofol, the same powerful anesthetic that caused the death of Michael Jackson, to be used in executions. New York Times
, August 18, 2013