Quantcast
Home / agencies / Condemned prisoners use separation of powers argument in appeal (access required)

Condemned prisoners use separation of powers argument in appeal (access required)

Three prisoners took their case to the Arizona Court of Appeals Friday, arguing that the statute governing lethal injection violates the separation of powers doctrine because the Legislature delegated its authority over executions to the executive branch. They also argue that they aren’t left with any legal recourse if the Department of Corrections changes its execution procedures.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

 

x

Check Also

prison-jail-62-

Burges withdraws early release bills after criticism from unlikely foe (access required)

Sen. Judy Burges, a Sun City West Republican, held two bills on February 16 designed to reduce recidivism that had the support of conservative and liberal justice reform groups.