The Associated Press reports (via WTVM) that there will not be an expedited hearing in the Warren Hill death penalty case which is on hold pending a review of Georgia’s change to a single drug used for prisoner executions. Georgia had previously used a three drug cocktail, but efforts by the Southern Center For Human Rights and other anti-death penalty groups have made many of these drugs unavailble for purchase or import.
Hill’s case will not be reviewed until November, effectively stopping any executions in the state until that time. Thus, death row inmates may continue to preview fall fashions with interest. They’re not going anywhere any time soon.