TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Dec 17, 2014

The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear arguments tomorrow in a legal challenge from death row inmates that has already postponed two scheduled executions, the Times News reports. Eleven inmates have sued the state over its lethal injection and electrocution procedures, claiming they are unconstitutional. As part of that lawsuit, they requested the names of the people who will carry out the executions. The state initially agreed to release the names to the inmates' attorneys, not to the inmates, but later reversed course, declining to release the names at all and putting the larger lawsuit on hold until the dispute is settled.