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11th Circuit revives inmate’s request for execution by firing squad

ATLANTA — The Eleventh Circuit overturned the dismissal of a death-row inmate’s petition requesting to be executed by firing squad instead of a lethal injection, which he has plausibly shown may not work on him due to a back pain medication he takes. He has failed to argue that an alternative injection procedure could not constitutionally be performed, however, so the issue is returned to the district court.

Read the ruling here.

Categories:Appeals, Briefs, Civil Rights, Criminal

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