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Rutledge Comments on Arkansas Supreme Court Decision to Uphold the State’s Lethal Injection Statute

March 19, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge issued the following statement after reviewing the decision of the Arkansas Supreme Court to uphold the State’s lethal injection statute:

“I am pleased that the State’s highest Court has upheld the constitutionality of Arkansas’s death penalty law that provides for executions to occur by lethal injection. I am hopeful that this decision will allow the convictions of those on death row to move forward so that some closure and justice is brought to the families of the victims. As Attorney General, I remain committed to working with the General Assembly to strengthen the State’s death penalty law even further.”

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