The Food and Drug Administration helped Arizona and California obtain a quick overseas source of a hard-to-find execution drug even as the agency declared it would not regulate or block imports, records show.
The ACLU accused the FDA of trying to hold two contradictory positions at once.
“The FDA is actively assisting these states, but they’re not enforcing the law, and they’re not doing anything to determine that the drugs are what they’re claimed to be and that they work properly,” said Natasha Minkser, death penalty policy director for the ACLU’s Northern California chapter More at .CNBC
Down memory lane, recall this? Supreme Court OK’s non-apporved execution drugs – yes, the ACLU had brought this up last year before the Supreme Court because the Non-approved drug “could be dangerous”
Guess who voted to stay the executions?? Yes, Sotomayer and Kagan.
Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer, Sonia Sotomayorand Kagan voted for the stay. Justice Elena Kagancast her first vote on the Supreme Court late Tuesday, joining the liberals in dissent when the high court cleared the way for the execution of an Arizona murderer.
“There is no evidence in the record to suggest that the drug obtained from a foreign source is unsafe,” the Supreme Court said. GEE WHIZ.