In advance of tomorrow's Georgia court hearing on the secrecy of the state's lethal injection drug, there is fresh coverage of Warren Hill's case.
"Warren Lee Hill's execution reset for Friday," is the AP report, via the Florida Times-Union.
State officials have rescheduled the execution of Georgia death row inmate Warren Lee Hill for Friday.
Hill was originally scheduled to be executed on Monday, but a Fulton County judge issued a temporary stay so she could consider a legal challenge filed by Hill’s attorneys. Hill is challenging a new state law prohibiting the release of certain information related to Georgia’s supply of lethal injection drugs.
A hearing on that issue has been scheduled for Thursday morning.
Separately, Hill’s attorneys have appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court to halt the execution, arguing Hill is mentally disabled and should not be put to death.
Today's Columbus Ledger-Enquirer publishes the editorial, "Execution, state secrecy and due process in Georgia."