TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Barry Kolar on Dec 7, 2018

The Mississippi Supreme Court has denied appeals from two death row inmates over the state’s plans to execute them using a sedative called midazolam, the Associated Press reports. In a pair of 7-2 rulings Thursday, justices found that Thomas Edwin Loden Jr. and Richard Gerald Jordan hadn't presented enough scientific evidence about the drug to justify a hearing on whether inmates executed using it would feel pain.