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Federal judge upholds use of sedative in Arkansas executions

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A federal judge on Monday upheld Arkansas' execution process, ruling that the state can continue to use a sedative in lethal injections that other states have backed away from and rejecting claims that its use amounts to cruel and unusual punishment. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker ruled the use of midazolam in ...

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