State Fights Release of Execution Team Identities

State officials on Monday fought to block the lawyers for 10 death row inmates from getting information about who will serve on the lethal injection team that will execute the prisoners, the Tennessean reports. Appearing before the Court of Appeals, attorneys for the state argued that Davidson County Chancery Court Judge Claudia Bonnyman improperly ordered them to reveal the names of those who would execute prisoners. The inmates have challenged a 2013 law that makes all details about lethal injection secret. Bonnyman ruled in January the state had to provide the information to the attorneys but could keep it secret from the inmates and the public.