[JURIST] An Arkansas judge on Monday ruled that part of the state’s law governing executions is unconstitutional. The provision in state law allowing "any other chemical or chemicals" to be used for lethal injections violates [AP report] the constitution’s protection against cruel and unusual punishment, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox said. The Arkansas Department of Correction [official website] relinquished its supply of sodium thiopental, a drug used in the lethal injection process, after coming under fire for obtaining the…

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