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Nevada high court resets date, place for execution arguments

August 28, 2018
FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2017, file photo, Nevada death row inmate Scott Dozier, right, confers with Lori Teicher, a federal public defender involved in his case, during an appearance in Clark County District Court in Las Vegas. The Nevada Supreme has rescheduled oral arguments for Sept. 21, 2018, in Carson City on a challenge by three pharmaceutical companies of the use of their products for Dozier's execution. Prison officials want to reschedule Dozier's twice-postponed lethal injection for mid-November. (AP Photo/Ken Ritter, File)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court has reset the date and location for oral arguments in the stalled execution of a death-row inmate whose lethal injection is being challenged by pharmaceutical companies.

Court spokesman Michael Sommermeyer said Tuesday the court pushed back the hearing about the twice-postponed execution of Scott Raymond Dozier to Sept. 21 in Carson City.

A Sept. 12 date in Las Vegas was canceled.

The court rejected a bid by the state attorney general’s office to move up the argument date to next week. Prison officials want to reschedule Dozier’s death for mid-November.

Drug firms Alvogen, Hikma Pharmaceuticals and Sandoz accuse the state of improperly obtaining their products for a use the companies don’t allow.

Nevada says prison officials lawfully obtained the drugs from a third-party supplier.

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