Arkansas’s Legal Saga Illustrates Problems With Death Penalty
By Adam Liptak
The New York Times
April 20, 2017
WASHINGTON — The practical and legal difficulties that have frustrated Arkansas’s plan to execute eight prisoners in 10 days are a vivid example of the troubled state of the death penalty.
“The ship has far too many leaks, large and small, to reach its destination reliably,” said Eric M. Freedman, a law professor at Hofstra University. “The Arkansas example vividly shows the courts scrambling to patch some of them at the last second.”
Alan Blinder contributed reporting from Little Rock, Ark.
A version of this article appears in print on April 21, 2017, on Page A20 of the New York edition with the headline: Arkansas’s Legal Saga Illustrates Problems With Death Penalty.
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