Lawmakers seek alternatives to lethal injection, as death penalty becomes mired in litigation

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Deborah Denno comments to the Cleveland Plain Dealer on the debate over the death penalty and how it no longer focuses on whether it should be done, but how it should be carried out, an issue lining court dockets across the country with lawsuits.

Deborah Denno, a law professor at Fordham University, said the calls for other forms of the death penalty indicates the need for states to move quickly to find answers if they want to continue with the punishment.

“States are realizing that there are problems with lethal injection, and they are trying to find some other route to execute inmates, just as they always have,” Denno said. “We’ve never seen so many problems in so little time with lethal injection or any other form of the death penalty.”

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