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Federal Judge Declares California's Death Penalty System Unconstitutional
Posted on 24 Jul 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

In a bold and far-reaching opinion last week, California Federal Judge Cormac J. Carney upended California’s Death Penalty System, finding that it violates the Eighth Amendment's prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment. Judge Carney... Read More

FDA Sued Over Shipments Of Drug Used In Executions
Posted on 3 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

(AP) A lawsuit has been filed against the Food and Drug Administration and it urges a judge to block overseas shipments of a key drug used in U.S. executions. The drug, sodium thiopental, has been in short supply since the sole U.S. maker decided to stop... Read More