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Arizona’s botched execution of Joseph Wood violated the Eighth Amendment and highlighted the U.S. lethal-injection problem—dwindling drug supplies and too much secrecy

Millar, Nancy E. (2014) Arizona’s botched execution of Joseph Wood violated the Eighth Amendment and highlighted the U.S. lethal-injection problem—dwindling drug supplies and too much secrecy. LSE American Politics and Policy (31 Jul 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Last week saw the controversial execution in Arizona of Joseph Wood by lethal injection. Nancy E. Millar argues that the procedure, which lasted for two hours, illustrates the major problems with the way that executions are now carried out in the U.S. She writes that the growing reluctance of pharmaceutical companies to provide the required drugs, in combination with the secrecy laws enacted by states over them and the staff who carry them out, puts those to be executed at risk of undergoing cruel and unusual punishment – a violation of the Eight Amendment to the Constitution.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: E History America > E151 United States (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2014 14:57
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2019 00:12
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58969

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