As a result, a state court hearing was cancelled Thursday involving a request by a third drug company to join two other firms in a legal challenge over the proposed use of their products. On Monday, the Tennessee Supreme Court said a lawsuit filed by inmates contesting the execution drugs was not likely to succeed. Nevada hasn't executed an inmate since 2006, and officials have acknowledged initially planning the execution of Dozier around drugs they could obtain. Nevada has become a model among death penalty states that have had trouble in recent years obtaining drugs for lethal injections. Fifteen states are siding with Nevada in the case before the state Supreme Court targeting pharmaceutical firms.
Source: ABC News August 09, 2018 05:48 UTC