The previous two posts discussed the Ninth Circuit's opinions in the Arizona cases. A separate note is in order regarding Arizona's decision to drop the three-drug protocol and follow Ohio and Washington to the use of the single-drug method. There is no good reason not to at this point. The concern that it would take the inmates too long to die has been refuted. From the Arizona Republic article:
It was the first Arizona execution carried out with a single drug instead of a three-drug cocktail. But result was the same. Execution started at 10:23 and ended at 10:33, roughly the same amount of time that the execution with the three-drug protocol took. Moormann died with a peaceful look on his face.