TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Feb 20, 2018
A new lawsuit filed by attorneys representing 33 Tennessee death row inmates claims that the state cannot execute convicts using a controversial three-drug mixture because doing so would constitute cruel and unusual punishment. The Tennessean reports that the suit, filed in Davidson County Chancery court today, likely delays any potential executions. The filing comes days after Attorney General Herbert Slatery pushed for the scheduling of eight lethal injections before June 1.