[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio [official website] on Friday rejected the appeal [Columbus Dispatch report] of condemned murderer Reginald Brooks, affirming but not definitively ruling on Ohio’s new death penalty [JURIST news archive] procedures. In July, Judge Gregory Frost stayed the executions of two inmates [Columbus Dispatch report], agreeing with their arguments that Ohio executes inmates haphazardly, causing an unofficial death penalty moratorium as the federal courts considered the constitutionality of…