Newspapers Sue Pennsylvania Over Access to Executions
Posted: 10/18/2012 | By: Amy Worden | Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG - Attorneys representing the state and two newspapers argued
in federal court over whether the constitutional rights of witnesses to
an execution are violated if they are unable to view the entire process.
The Inquirer and the Harrisburg Patriot-News filed suit against the
commonwealth last month in U.S. District Court for the Middle District
of Pennsylvania in an effort to allow witnesses to see the lethal
injection process from the moment the condemned enters the chamber to
the moment he or she is pronounced dead.