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Judging: Should convicts he allowed a trial to claim that Ohio’s execution protocol is a cruel and unusual punishment before being executed?
07/26/17
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Federal District Court decided that convicts were "likely to prevail" on claim that execution entailed high risk of severe pain and that alternative method was available.
07/26/17
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Appeals Court affirmed but a divided en banc court reversed over the dissent of six members.
07/26/17
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The lower court reviewed the evidence first hand and determined that convicts likely to prove punishment as cruel and unusual and therefore Unconstitutional. Appeals Court should have deferred to them.
07/26/17