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Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:17 PM

Execution blocked after judge rules for drug company

Source: Las Vegas Sun


By Chris Kudialis (contact)
Published Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | 11:22 a.m.
Updated 1 hour, 50 minutes ago

Nevada’s first state execution in 12 years was blocked today after a judge sided with a pharmaceutical company that objected to its drug being used in the lethal injection.

Clark County District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez ruled in favor of drugmaker Alvogen, which sought an injunction to stop the state from using its sedative in the execution of Scott Dozier, scheduled for tonight at Ely State Prison.

It would have been the state’s first execution since April 2006.

The company argued that Nevada officials purposely avoided informing Alvogen they purchased the drug for an execution, infringing on its right to decide whether to do business with the state.

Read more: https://lasvegassun.com/news/2018/jul/11/nevada-execution-in-doubt-after-drug-company-sues/

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:34 PM

1. "right to decide whether to do business"

Whatever their motivations, this is a sound way to state one's right or intention. But it's almost begging the question if this right is based on religious intent - the corporation deems the use of the drug immoral. Can corporations have firmly held religious beliefs? Or is their right to decide based on sound business practices - avoiding unpopular publicity, or even liability. It beats trying to force others to adopt one's religious beliefs.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 08:39 PM

2. I am thinking the argument will be

Compelling business interest.

May European countries look poorly at drug companies drugs are used to kill people.

Now you have your free legal opinion presented by a plant science major! Probably worth what you paid for it!

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