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Docs filed in Nevada lethal injection challenge

On October 29, 2007, the Nevada Supreme Court entered an order re: specific issues to be addressed by the parties in ACLU of Nevada v. Skolnik. The order is now available online. The Court ordered the parties to address whether there is third-party standing to challenge an execution under the facts and circumstances presented here, which include the fact that the defendant has knowingly, voluntarily and intelligently waived any challenge to his execution. The Court also directed briefing on chemical masking as a violation of the First Amendment and on the issue of whether lethal injection violates the Eighth Amendment.

The Petitioners' Opening Brief was filed on November 5th and is now available online.

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