Alabama Postpones Arguments on Lethal Injection
Alabama agrees to postpone arguments in lethal injection cases across the board until justices issue a decision on a drug that the state plans to use at the next lethal injection. A spokeswoman for the attorney general’s office said Thursday that the office agreed to stays in three scheduled executions. The Supreme Court will hear arguments April 29 in an Oklahoma case regarding the sedative Midazolam. Oklahoma inmates argued the sedative is not effective and they will feel pain as subsequent drugs stop their lungs and heart. Alabama has a new lethal injection procedure that begins with a dose of midazolam.