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Arizona agrees to mix new batch of drugs for Clarence Dixon execution

Arizona agreed to use a new batch of lethal injection drugs for the May 11 execution of death row inmate Clarence Dixon, after Dixon’s attorneys argued the drugs set to be used to kill him were expired, in violation of a 2017 settlement agreement.... Read more»

Despite Arizona's push to schedule executions, attorneys plan to continue fight

While Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is pushing to schedule executions for two death-row inmates who he said have exhausted their appeals, advocates for the men said they still intend to fight.... Read more»

Arizona finds pharmacist willing to supply execution drugs

The Arizona Department of Corrections said it has found a compound pharmacist it needs to carry out the state's first execution in six years.... Read more»

Experts ask death penalty states for scarce drugs that can treat CV-19 patients

Public health officials who use certain “execution drugs” to treat COVID-19 patients face competition from states that use those drugs to end lives rather than save them. ... Read more»

Az execution witnesses have 1st Amendment right to hear entire process, 9th Circuit rules

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that witnesses to Arizona executions have a First Amendment right to hear the entire execution process to help determine if executions are done “in a humane and lawful manner.”... Read more»

Arizona says it has run out of execution drugs

Arizona has run out of execution drugs, including a sedative implicated in botched lethal injections, according to a filing on Friday in a court case challenging the U.S. state's execution methods. ... Read more»1

Key expert in Supreme Court lethal injection case did research on Drugs.com

How the Supreme Court case over lethal injection shows it’s becoming nearly impossible to find experts to defend the practice. ... Read more»

Will the Supreme Court’s lethal injection review kill the death penalty?

The Supreme Court is reviewing lethal injection for the first time in seven years. Here’s what it means for the death penalty. ... Read more»

Lethal-injection drug access could put executions on hold

A federal judge's decision to block imports of a drug used in executions will leave states to rely more on a substitute drug that could itself be getting scarce.... Read more»

Man put to death after last-minute appeals fail

A federal court Tuesday refused to stand in the way of the executions of two Arizona inmates, clearing the way for the execution of a man Wednesday morning and another next week. ... Read more»1

Texas may run out of death penalty drug

Texas, the state that led America in the largest number of executions last year, might be running out of the lethal drug used to administer the death penalty.... Read more»

Europe fights the death penalty—with drugs

Danish drugmaker cries foul, saying the United States is misusing its anesthetic, pentobabital, to kill American criminals on death row.... Read more»