by Max Brantley
A lawsuit is in the mail for filing in the federal court in Pine Bluff to make the Arkansas Correction Department open the execution process from beginning to end. The ACLU is providing the legal representation, Jim Lingle of Rogers is the lead attorney. I'm one of the plaintiffs, along with the NW Ark. Society of Professional Journalists.
I think the pleading is self-explanatory. (Link fixed, I think.) We want transparency in every step when the state takes a life.
UPDATE: I found out after the fact that the attorney had decided to make a few small last-minute changes in the filing, so the link here is to a draft of the complaint, not the final version.