Bloomberg Law
April 9, 2019, 6:14 PM

Death Row Prisoners Blast ‘Kafkaesque’ Drug Secrecy Ruling

Jordan S. Rubin
Jordan S. Rubin

Tennessee officials want to have their cake and eat it, too, a group of death row inmates complains to the U.S. Supreme Court in a petition challenging a state court’s “Kafkaesque” ruling implicating execution drug secrecy.

Except the cake is information the prisoners say they need to prove their cruel and unusual punishment claim, and eating it, too, means executing them without due process.

“In the annals of increasing government powers and government assertions that citizens are powerless to contest, this case involves the most extreme example yet—via legislation, the State of Tennessee has taken away the ability of certain ...

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