"Texas Supreme Court halts release of drug supplier," is by Micahel Graczyk of AP, via the Austin American-Statesman.
Texas' new supplier of execution drugs will remain a secret — at least for now — after the state Supreme Court on Friday temporarily blocked a ruling that the prison agency must disclose the information to attorneys for two death row inmates.
Earlier Friday, an appeals court upheld a district judge's ruling from a day earlier that prison officials should disclose the source of a new batch of pentobarbital to the attorneys of the two inmates scheduled to be executed with the drug next month.
Although the high court's order doesn't address the merits of the case, it allows prison officials to withhold the supplier's name while the justices consider the issue.
Earlier coverage of the Texas lethal injection litigation begins at the link.