Supreme Court Rejcts Arkansas Request to Lift Stay on Execution
The Supreme Court rejected an appeal by the State of Arkansas to lift the stay of execution on Don Davis, an inmate scheduled to be executed Monday night. (It conceded the stay as to a second defendant, Bruce Ward.)
Arkansas scheduled 8 executions for 11 days in April because it's running short on Midazolam, one of the execution drugs.
Arkansas has not executed anyone in 12 years, but Gov. Asa Hutchinson is chomping at the bit:
In a statement, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said he's disappointed after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to lift a stay. The Republican governor says he was heartened by other court rulings Monday that could pave the way for Arkansas to execute several more inmates before the end of April.
The Arkansas Gazette has more here.
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