Volume 86 Issue 20 | pp. 36-38
Issue Date: May 19, 2008

Chemical Killing

Controversy continues over lethal injection drugs despite recent Supreme Court decision
Department: Government & Policy

THE RECENT Supreme Court decision regarding lethal injection in Kentucky upheld the procedure as constitutional, but it's unlikely that the controversy surrounding this method of execution will diminish anytime soon. Problems with the lethal three-chemical injection—sodium thiopental, pancuronium bromide, and potassium chlorate—that is used in nearly every state with a death penalty will continue to be the focus of lawyers representing condemned inmates, judges who hear death penalty challenges, death penalty abolitionists, and other . . .

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