Judges and prosecutors in most cases do not want to overturn a conviction, even when faced with overwhelming evidence to the contrary. You are correct, Terry, you can’t undo an execution.

Some states are using more brutal and painful techniques, such as nitrogen.

Of course, no drug company wants to have any public part in gruesome executions.

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Thanks Ed. Right, it is telling that, even in the face of polls showing most Americans support the death penalty, the companies don't want to sully their brand by embracing execution drugs. Do they know something the public doesn't?

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