Arizona Uses Foreign Drug in Execution of Jeffrey Landrigan With U.S. Supreme Court Okay

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Two nights ago (on Tuesday), Arizona executed Jeffrey Landrigan by lethal injection after the United States Supreme Court (5-4) okayed going forward, even though there is a national shortage of sodium thiopental, one of the three drugs used in the lethal injection “cocktail” that is used to kill the condemned man.

Sodium thiopental works as an anesthetic, preventing pain and inducing sleep. Legally, that’s important because the federal constitution prohibits cruel and unusual punishment, right?

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