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Wed Apr 2, 2014, 01:41 PM

Federal judge halts executions over drug details

A Houston federal judge on Wednesday blocked the executions of two condemned killers who argued that the state's failure to disclose details about the drugs that will be used to kill them violated their constitutional rights.

In a five-page order, U.S. District Judge Vanessa Gilmore also ordered prison officials to disclose the names of suppliers of the drug used in executions, the powerful sedative pentobarbital, among other details concerning the acquisition and testing of the drugs.

Blocked by the order is Thursday's scheduled execution of Tommy Lynn Sells, facing the death penalty for killing a South Texas girl, and Ramiro Hernandes Llanas, facing execution for killing a Kerrville rancher.

State officials said they had not seen the order, and had no immediate comment. They indicated an appeal is likely.

More at http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Federal-judge-halts-executions-over-drug-details-5370582.php?cmpid=hpbn .

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Wed Apr 2, 2014, 02:04 PM

1. This is good news but 5th Cir. will overrule

The 5th Cir. is full of a bunch of right wing nut cases like Edith Jones and Priscilla Owens

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