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A federal appeals court paved the way on Wednesday for Ohio to resume executions by lifting a lower court's decision to halt the state's lethal injection process.

It was a contentious decision that split the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges in an 8-6 vote.

In the case brought by death row inmates, the judges focused on the effects of the sedative midazolam, one of the three lethal injection drugs used by Ohio.

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Ohio is a step closer to resuming executions after a federal court narrowly voted in the state's favor in a case over its lethal injection process.

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Gov. John Kasich has delayed nine executions as a court fight continues over the constitutionality of the state's lethal injection process.

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State lawyers want an entire appeals court to review Ohio's new and twice-rejected lethal injection process as the state struggles to resume executions.

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A U.S. appeals court rejected Ohio's new three-drug lethal injection process, which included the sedative midazolam, on Thursday morning. This decision was the second such ruling this year.

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Ohio's parole board has denied clemency for a death row inmate, but that execution remains in limbo because of a recent federal court ruling. 

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A federal appeals court is hearing arguments over the constitutionality of Ohio's lethal injection process as the state tries to start carrying out executions once again.

Ohio Appeals Ruling Haulting Executions

Feb 21, 2017
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A federal appeals court hears arguments Tuesday over the constitutionality of Ohio's lethal injection process as the state hopes to start carrying out executions once again.

Death Penalty in Ohio

Feb 15, 2017
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Since the execution of Dennis McGuire in 2014, the state of Ohio has worked to acquire new lethal injection drugs for its 29 currently scheduled executions. The first lethal injection in Ohio since then  was supposed to take place today, but on Thursday a federal judge rejected Ohio's current lethal injection cocktail, stating the current method is cruel and unusual punishment. Today we'll discuss the state of the death penalty in Ohio and around the country with a panel of guests.

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Gov. John Kasich has put Ohio executions on hold until May, citing a legal challenge to the state's three-drug lethal injection protocol.

The governor's office released a statement saying it had postponed the execution dates for the next eight prisoners on death row, including the next prisoner to die, Ronald Phillips, who had his date moved from next Wednesday to May 10.

Federal Judge Rejects Ohio's New Lethal Injection Process

Jan 26, 2017
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A federal judge has declared Ohio's new lethal injection process unconstitutional and delayed three upcoming executions.

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Records show Ohio has obtained repeat supplies of the lethal drugs it plans to use on a condemned child killer next month. Inventory logs obtained by The Associated Press through a records request also show Ohio has enough drugs to carry out multiple executions.

Attorneys Liken Execution Plan To Burning Inmates At Stake

Oct 27, 2016
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Defense attorneys rushing to stop Ohio's first execution in three years say the state's new lethal injection system is akin to burning inmates at the stake or burying them alive.

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A person judged to suffer from severe mental illness at the time of a killing that could result in a death sentence would be spared from capital punishment under a bill before Ohio lawmakers. 

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich has ruled out looking for alternative methods of execution, such as the firing squad or hanging, while the state struggles to find supplies of lethal injection drugs.

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