Sunday, 18 November 2007

Resources Related to Dr. Doe’s Participation in Federal Executions

Resources Related to Dr. Doe’s Participation in Federal Executions

We have been receiving calls about the participation of “Dr. Doe” in federal lethal injection executions. The following is information related to this developing story.

On November 13, 2007, the Death Penalty Clinic at U.C. Berkeley School of Law filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the petitioner in the pending Baze lethal injection case. The purpose of the brief was to apprise the Court of the serious flaws in the administration of lethal injection that have been uncovered through litigation in various jurisdictions around the country. One of the facts that the Clinic's brief highlighted was that the federal Government has been relying upon, to develop its own lethal injection procedures, the very same doctor whose testimony led a federal judge in Missouri to bar him from participating in executions in that state. The Clinic learned this information through a review of publicly-filed pleadings in a pending lawsuit challenging the administration of lethal injection in federal executions.

Below are several documents related to Dr. Doe's participation in federal executions. Also posted below are documents related to training conducted by the federal government for state department of corrections personnel from several states, including California, Arizona, Florida, Missouri, and Tennessee.

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