TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on May 16, 2014

The Associated Press and four other news organizations filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging the way the state of Missouri obtains the drugs it uses in lethal injections, Knoxnews reports. The suit argues that the state’s actions prohibit public oversight of the death penalty and asks a state judge to disclose where the drugs are purchased and details about their composition and quality. The sourcing of execution drugs has become an issue nationwide since major drug makers, many based in Europe, began refusing to sell their products for use in executions.