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A Disturbing Ruling

A Sixth Circuit appeals court panel ruled this month that Ohio’s three-drug execution protocol does not violate the Eighth Amendment prohibition against cruel and unusual punishments. The panel’s decision is at odds with federal magistrate Judge Merz’s conclusion earlier this … Continue reading

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Executions Halted

For now, Ohio cannot perform its scheduled executions: Judge Merz, a federal magistrate judge, has ruled against its proposed lethal injection protocol.  The ruling has been appealed by the state.  In his federal court testimony Gary Mohr, Director of the Ohio … Continue reading

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