Hustler’s Larry Flynt Loses Appeal for Missouri Execution Records

Hustler publisher and free speech advocate Larry Flynt lost his appeal to unseal court records on Missouri’s use of lethal injection drugs when the Eighth Circuit ruled Tuesday that the government’s interest in carrying out executions outweighs his First Amendment rights.

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Ark. Death-Row Inmates Race to Delay Executions

Lawyers for seven Arkansas inmates set to be executed by lethal injection next week argued in federal court that the state’s hurried schedule and execution protocol amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, in a bid to halt what they call “mass executions.”

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