Georgia Court Protects Execution Drug Makers

The Georgia Supreme Court ruled today that the state’s law protecting the source of execution drugs is constitutional, the Associated Press reports. In a 5-to-2 decision, the justices reversed a lower court ruling that granted a stay of execution to convicted killer Warren Lee Hill. His lawyers had argued they needed to know the source of the drug so they would know whether they had grounds to challenge its use as cruel and unusual punishment. They now say they will take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court if efforts to get the court to reconsider are unsuccessful. WRCB TV has the story.