Arkansas Supreme Court Upholds Lethal Injection Law

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LITTLE ROCK, AR – The Arkansas Supreme Court has ruled to uphold the state’s lethal injection law. The Thursday morning decision released by the high court reverses a Pulaski County Circuit Court judge’s 2014 decision.

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Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge issued the following statement after reviewing the decision:

“I am pleased that the State’s highest Court has upheld the constitutionality of Arkansas’s death penalty law that provides for executions to occur by lethal injection. I am hopeful that this decision will allow the convictions of those on death row to move forward so that some closure and justice is brought to the families of the victims. As Attorney General, I remain committed to working with the General Assembly to strengthen the State’s death penalty law even further.”

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