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New Execution Methods Can’t Disguise Same Old Death Penalty Problems

New Execution Methods Can’t Disguise Same Old Death Penalty Problems

By Mike Brickner, ACLU of Ohio at 12:26pm

Ohio made history today by becoming the first state to use the two-drug combination of midazolam and hydromorphone in the execution of Dennis McGuire.

Foreign Lethal Injection Drugs Must Meet FDA Standards

Foreign Lethal Injection Drugs Must Meet FDA Standards

By Brian Stull, ACLU Capital Punishment Project at 12:28pm

The courts of the U.S. have long held that the states may punish people with death, putting us in the minority of the world's countries and in the company of Iran, Iraq, North Korea and the Sudan. The caveat, in the U.S., is that the executions…

Europe Won't Supply Execution Cocktail to U.S.

By Avinash Samarth, ACLU National Security Project at 4:58pm

The political gulf between American policy and European policy on capital punishment widened further today as the European Commission released its decision to tighten export controls for some key materials used in the execution or cruel treatment of…

Uncle Sam's Drug-Seeking Behavior

Uncle Sam's Drug-Seeking Behavior

By Denny LeBoeuf, Capital Punishment Project at 10:52am

This summer, travelers should be on the lookout for some new American drug addicts, slouching around the foreign capitals where Americans abroad seek to score. They are a little older than most of the druggies, and they aren't looking to get high.…

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