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Civil Rights: Inmate Action – Lethal Injection – Constitutionality

Davis, et al. v. Hobbs (MLW No. 60479/Case No. 10-1754 – 6 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, per curiam) Where Arkansas death row inmates challenged the constitutionality of the state’s lethal injection protocol, the appellate court has held ...

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8th Circuit upholds lethal injection in Missouri

A group of death row inmates failed to convince a federal appeals court the way Missouri carries out executions is unconstitutional. The prisoners alleged the lethal injection protocol violates the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment because of ...

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Federal judge rejects Skillicorn’s preliminary injunction motion

U.S. District Judge Nanette K. Laughrey today denied the motion for a preliminary injunction staying the execution of Dennis Skillicorn. Skillicorn, convicted for his part in the August 1994 murder of Richard Drummond in Lafayette County, has a limited opportunity ...

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Supreme Court of Missouri: Criminal Law

Lethal injection; administrative rulemaking SC89571 John C. Middleton, et al., Appellants, v. Missouri Department of Corrections, et al., Respondents Appeal From: Cole County Circuit Court, Judge Jon E. Beetem Handdown Date: 2/24/2009 Opinion Author: Judge Mary R. Russell Opinion Vote: ...

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