ACLU: Execution method for Canadian cruel, unusual

“The American Civil Liberties Union argued in court Wednesday that the method the state plans to use in the execution of a Canadian on death row is unconstitutional.

The ACLU is asking District Court Judge Jeffrey Sherlock to rule that the lethal injection protocol amounts to cruel and unusual punishment under the U.S. and Montana constitutions. The ACLU originally filed the lawsuit in 2008 on behalf of Ronald Allen Smith, originally from Red Deer, Alberta.”

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