North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed into law a bill limiting public disclosure of those who make, supply or administer the drugs used in lethal injections of death-row prisoners, reported the News Observer.
House Bill 774 also removes the requirement that physicians be present during executions. That provision is meant to eliminate one of the legal hurdles that currently block the death penalty in North Carolina.
The protocol would be exempt from the state Rules Review Commission.
The ACLU and a national organization of conservatives who question the death penalty had asked the governor this week to veto the bill. N.C. Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty issued a statement saying, “Making secret the way in which our state obtains the drugs needed and conducts executions practically guarantees that NC will join states around the country that have seen horribly botched executions.”To read more CLICK HERE
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