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California now under pressure to propose lethal injection method

California now under pressure to propose lethal injection method

The Supreme Court's decision Monday giving a green light to an execution drug triggered a renewed attempt in California to create a single-drug method of lethal injection for inmates on America's largest death row. Under a legal settlement reached earlier this month, Gov. Jerry Brown's administration agreed to propose a new lethal injection method 120 days after the Supreme Court decided a challenge to a lethal injection drug used in Oklahoma. The decision came Monday in a 5-4 ruling that upheld the use of the drug, midazolam. The ruling reiterated that executions need not be painless and required inmates challenging methods to identify available alternatives that posed...

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