Supreme Court Hears Oklahoma Inmates’ Lethal Injection Case

Posted on AllSides April 29th, 2015
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Lawyers for three condemned Oklahoma prisoners who claimed that the three-drug combination that could be used to execute them risked causing unconstitutional pain and suffering ran into skepticism from conservative members of the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

The prisoners argued that the sedative midazolam, which was involved in three prolonged and apparently painful executions last year, could not reliably produce a state of deep unconsciousness before other, severely painful drugs were injected.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/30/us/supreme-court-to-hear-oklahoma-inmates-lethal-injection-case.html

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