[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Arkansas [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] on Friday that a state law passed in 2009 that gives the Arkansas Department of Correction (ADC) [official website] authority to administer lethal injection drugs of its choice during executions unconstitutionally violates the separation of powers in the Arkansas constitution [text]. In the ruling, the court declared that the Methods of Execution Act of 2009 (MEA) [text, PDF] was an unconstitutional delegation of power from the legislative branch to...

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