Judge strikes execution law on guidelines

Lethal-drug choice not up to prison officials, he rules

Posted: February 15, 2014 at 3:09 a.m.

Arkansas’ Method of Execution Act was struck down Friday for illegally giving too much authority to the prisons department to decide what kind of lethal-injection drug to use.

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