Along with other news organizations, the Los Angeles Times has filed a lawsuit challenging California’s new execution rules. The complaint alleges violations of the plaintiffs’ First Amendment rights to witness and report on executions on behalf of the public. At issue are provisions permitting lethal injection drugs to be concocted outside the view of media observers, and requiring the curtains in the lethal injection chamber to be drawn and media witnesses removed if an execution does not proceed as planned.
News Media Sue Over California’s New Execution Rules, The New York Times, April 11, 2018
Complete Docket Report for Los Angeles Times Communications LLC v. Kernan, et al.
Complaint (April 11, 2018)
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