Supreme Court Refuses to Review Execution Drug Ruling

This week the Missouri Supreme Court refused to review a lower court ruling that spares the state prisons system from having to reveal where it gets drugs used in executions. The request came from the American Civil Liberties Union and other plaintiffs, including the Associated Press. Corrections officials have refused to disclose who supplied the drug, saying that source is shielded as part of its “execution team”. The source of the drugs is widely believed to be compounding pharmacies which make drugs tailored to a clients’ specific needs. Plaintiffs plan to appeal the decision.