Supreme Court troubled by planned use of lethal injection to execute prisoner with rare condition

USA Today - November 2018

At oral arguments in Bucklew v. Precythe on November 6, 2018, Supreme Court Justices appeared troubled that a lethal injection execution could cause “gruesome and brutal pain” for a Missouri prisoner.

The case concerns Missouri’s efforts to execute a prisoner named Russell Bucklew, who suffers from a rare medical condition which his lawyers argue would make his execution by lethal injection extremely painful.

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