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Remember that moment of death penalty sanity in Oklahoma? It went away.
Remember that moment of death penalty sanity in Oklahoma? It went away.

Score this Secrecy 1, Transparency 0. Earlier this week, the Oklahoma Supreme Court stepped up and issued an indefinite stay of execution for convicted rapist-murderer Clayton Lockett, to provide time to review a lower court ruling that the state's law masking the supplier of execution drugs was unconstitutional. The issue comes down to transparency. With the growing shortage of execution drugs, driven by manufacturers' reluctance to provide them to prisons, states are having trouble buying what they need to kill inmates. Some, including Oklahoma, have turned to compounding pharmacies, whose main business is tailoring drugs for patients for whom the manufactured drugs...

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