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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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Oct 26, 2015
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With two dozen scheduled executions on hold, Ohio is pushing to obtain a lethal-injection drug from overseas to end the shortage. Issue 3, the initiative to legalize marijuana in Ohio, might be derailed if issue 2, a competing ballot measure that would prohibit a monopoly on drugs like marijuana, is passed. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is placing a renewal levy on the November ballot that will ask Franklin County voters for financial support. 

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The decision to push back execution dates for a dozen condemned killers for a year or more has angered supporters of the death penalty in Ohio. And it has some state lawmakers considering new methods for execution.

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Ohio is delaying executions until at least 2017 while prison officials try to secure supplies of hard-to-obtain lethal injection drugs, officials said. Gov. John Kasich has issued warrants of reprieve allowing the execution dates for 11 inmates scheduled to die next year and one scheduled for early 2017 to be pushed into ensuing years.

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