"Not every conceivable piece of information is equally relevant to the important, ongoing public conversation about the lawfulness of a particular lethal-injection
(46.) See, e.g., Victor Li, Nationwide Lethal-Injection
Drug Shortage Forces States to Experiment with Executions, ABA Journal, May 1, 2014, http://www.abajournal.com/mobile/article/nationwide_lethal_injection _drug_shortage_forces_states_to_experiment_with_.
Sells' execution earlier had been halted when a district court ruled that the Texas prison system was required to disclose information about its lethal-injection
drugs supplier and how the drugs are tested.
Equitable concerns--that death row inmates are filing lethal-injection challenges merely to forestall their impending executions--animate most of the recent statute-of-limitations jurisprudence.
It also takes into account the nature of lethal-injection challenges, which have far more to do with the record of past executions and the current plans to administer lethal injection than with the simple availability of a written protocol.
(22.) Jeremy Fogel, In the Eye of the Storm: A Judge's Experience in Lethal-Injection
Litigation, 35 FORDHAM URB.
The court held that the particular combination of chemicals used by Texas was not the only available means of causing death by lethal injection, and the inmate had presented two "lethal-injection
alternatives that would not cause undue pain and suffering." (Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division)
The site shows the actual execution recordings in the handwritings of the executioner and lists the contents and costs of the lethal-injection
mixes used as well as all of the executed prisoners' last statements and final meal requests.
In addition to constructing the lethal-injection
building, officials at Terre Haute have inmates renovating a fifty-cell wing of the prison that's supposed to become the new federal death row.
But Ohio's experience could influence the decisions made in the 31 other lethal-injection
states, many of which have been forced in the past few years to rethink the drugs they use.
Tilton, (1) which challenges the constitutionality of California's lethal-injection
protocol for executions, is unique among the many thousands of disputes over which I have presided in more than twenty-six years as a federal and state judge.
(17.) Witnesses to lethal injection executions routinely describe them as "peaceful." See, e.g., Alan Johnson, Murderer Dies Amid Lethal-Injection
Debate, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH, Apr.