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Supreme Court to Hear Oklahoma Inmates’ Lethal Injection Case

The case, Glossip v. Gross, was brought by three convicted murderers in Oklahoma who argue that the state’s recently adopted three-drug combination violates the Eighth Amendment because it poses a significant risk of terrible suffering.

Oklahoma and several other states have turned to the sedative, midazolam, as the initial agent in lethal injections because manufacturers in Europe and the United States have refused to sell them the barbiturates that were traditionally used to render prisoners unconscious.

But midazolam was implicated in three prolonged executions last year in which prisoners appeared to suffer.

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