Judge issues written order invalidating new lethal injection law | Arkansas Blog

Judge issues written order invalidating new lethal injection law

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Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen today issued his written opinion on a decision he'd announced earlier from the bench that struck down a new Arkansas law on lethal injection as an unconstitutional delegation of power to the Correction Department.

Here's the opinion.
He said the legislature abdicated responsibility by giving "unfettered discretion" to prison officals in chemicals to be used, as well as in  "qualifications, competence and standards" to be followed in executions.



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