Nevada high court resets date, place for execution arguments
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.