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Nevada High Court Gets Flurry Of Filings In Execution Case

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two drugmakers are asking the Nevada Supreme Court to let a state court judge hear arguments before justices hear an appeal about whether the state can use their products for an execution.

State attorneys, meanwhile, point to a federal judge's decision last Friday in Nebraska not to block a scheduled Tuesday execution in that state based on what they call "copy-cat" arguments.

A trio of Monday court filings left Nevada's highest court to decide whether how to proceed with a prisons effort to reschedule the twice-postponed lethal injection of a twice-convicted killer using three drugs never before tried in any state.

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Drugmaker Alvogen says the state is misleading justices about drug expiration dates to get the court to rush a decision toward what the company calls misuse of its product.