"Judge: Other states' botched executions can be used to challenge Kentucky's lethal injections," is by Brett Barrouquere of Associated Press, via the Lexington Herald-Leader.
A judge in Kentucky says recent botched executions in Oklahoma and Ohio throw into question the state's proposed use of two drugs to carry out a lethal injection.
Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd said in a two-page order that "legitimate questions have been raised" about the constitutionality of Kentucky's execution protocol because the methods in all three states are similar.
In the order issued Thursday, Shepherd allowed inmates in Kentucky to raise the problems in a challenge to how executions are carried out.
The Order in Bowling v. Kentucky DoC is available in Adobe .pdf format.