Update: With lethal-injection drug set to expire, Arkansas rushes to execute 8 men after Arkansas Supremes deny review

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Update: Death Row inmates file a second federal lawsuit to stop executions.

 has the story at Arkansas Blog.

New York Times Editorial Board:

In the space of 10 days in April, Arkansas plans to execute eight men — nearly a quarter of its entire death-row population, and more than a third as many people as were put to death in America in 2016. It would be the fastest spate of executions in any state in more than 40 years.

All of the men have sat on Arkansas’s death row for decades. Why the sudden rush to kill them now? The answer is as mundane as it is absurd: The state’s batch of a lethal-injection drug is about to expire.

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