Media Appealing AZ Execution Drug Ruling

A media coalition is appealing a ruling by a federal judge that news organizations don’t have a right to information about execution drugs used by the state. Among concerns listed by Judge G. Murray Snow was a belief that identifying companies that provide drugs makes them targets for anti-death-penalty advocates and discourages them from selling the drugs to state departments of corrections.

Florida Executes Second Inmate Since August

Michael Lambrix, 57, died by lethal injection after an appeal failed. The state had stopped all executions for months after a Supreme Court ruling that found Florida’s method of sentencing people to death was unconstitutional. In response, the legislature passed a new law requiring death sentences to have a unanimous jury vote.