Elisabeth Semel Approves Ohio’s Death Penalty Procedure, with Caveat

Los Angeles Times, November 14, 2009 by Carol J. Williams

“Ohio has taken an important step by abandoning the barbaric practice of paralyzing inmates before executing them,” said Elisabeth Semel, a law professor…. Semel added, however, that more medical information will be needed before courts can determine whether the one-drug method satisfies the 8th Amendment’s prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment.