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IDOC lethal injection trial to begin Monday

Posted at 3:29 PM, Jan 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-27 19:55:02-05

BOISE, Idaho — On Monday, the ACLU of Idaho will be going to trial against the Idaho Department of Correction, regarding lack of government transparency over Idaho's lethal injection drugs and sources.

The trial, called "Cover vs. Idaho Board of Correction" stemmed from a public records request from Death penalty scholar and law professor Aliza Cover for the source of Idaho's lethal injection chemicals. The trial is expected to continue through Wednesday at the Ada County Courthouse.

During the trial, the court will hear evidence to decide whether Idaho can keep its drug suppliers secret and refuse to disclose public records about them.