Elisabeth Semel Interprets Supreme Court Ruling on Lethal Injection

Los Angeles Times, April 17, 2009 by James Oliphant

Elisabeth Semelֽ a law professor and director of the Death Penalty Clinic at UC Berkeley who helped bring the challenge to Kentucky’s lethal-injection proceduresֽ said the court’s opinion made it clear that states can be forced to institute alternative lethal-injection procedures if they can be proven to alleviate a substantial risk of severe pain to the inmate.