The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) became the defendant in a civil suit filed this week by six Death Row inmates who face execution in Arizona (3 plaintiffs), California (2 plaintiffs), and Tennessee (1 plaintiff) as they seek a declaratory judgment from the federal judge presiding over the United States District Court for the District of Columbia that it is against federal law for the FDA to allow states to use imported sodium thiopental in their executions -- and that the FDA was wrong to issue its announcement that doing so was okay. No news to the FDA - there was a public meeting last month where the players met to discuss the issue, clearly without resolution (or maybe, the meeting was just a chance for the opponents to eyeball each other).
The Wall Street Journal provides a copy of the newly filed complaint here, if you wish to read the entire pleading.
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