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Execution Lawsuit Heads To Mediation

Idaho's Execution Chamber_Scott Ki
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A lawsuit on viewing Idaho prisoner executions from start to finish is headed to mediation.  Federal judge Edward Lodge today set the negotiating session for June 1st. 

News agencies sued Idaho officials to allow reporters to observe and report any complications during lethal injections.  State officials say they can’t do that.  They want to protect the identity of those who prepare inmates for execution.

Idaho and 31 other states limit access to reporters during lethal injections.  Death row inmate Richard Leavitt is scheduled for execution June 12th

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