Arkansas to appeal execution secrecy law ruling

by AP  |  published on December 4, 2015

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has filed notice that the state plans to appeal a judge’s decision to strike down a portion of the state’s execution law that allows the source of the state’s lethal drugs to remain secret.

Spokesman Judd Deere said in an emailed statement late Thursday that Rutledge plans to ask the Arkansas Supreme Court for “an immediate stay as quickly as possible.”

The lower court ruling set a noon deadline for the state to turn over information about the makers, suppliers and other details about the state’s three-drug protocol.

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