TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Oct 1, 2015

For the second time this month, the scheduled execution of Richard Glossip has been canceled. This time it was Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin who unexpectedly issued the reprieve, the ABA Journal reports. Fallin said she did so because there was a question about the legality of one of the drugs that was to be used. Her decision came after the U.S. Supreme Court denied a last-minute appeal from Glossip’s lawyers. The 37-day stay of execution will allow the state to ensure it is “complying fully with the protocols approved by federal courts,” Fallin said.