Lawsuit Challenges New Lethal Injection Drug Shield Law
Four death row inmates are challenging a new state law shielding the names of companies that provide Ohio with lethal injection drugs. The inmates claim the law infringes on their free speech rights by concealing the identities of those they would like to direct their messages to about the death penalty. They also contend it restricts information that helps inform public debate over capital punishment. The inmates are suing Ohio's governor, attorney general and prisons director. Governor John Kasich signed the bill into law last week.