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Nevada High Court Resets Date, Place For Execution Arguments

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court has reset the date and location for oral arguments in the stalled execution of a death-row inmate whose lethal injection is being challenged by pharmaceutical companies.

 

Court spokesman Michael Sommermeyer said Tuesday the court pushed back the hearing about the twice-postponed execution of Scott Raymond Dozier to Sept. 21 in Carson City.

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A Sept. 12 date in Las Vegas was canceled.

 

The court rejected a bid by the state attorney general's office to move up the argument date to next week. Prison officials want to reschedule Dozier's death for mid-November.

 

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Drug firms Alvogen, Hikma Pharmaceuticals and Sandoz accuse the state of improperly obtaining their products for a use the companies don't allow.

Nevada says prison officials lawfully obtained the drugs from a third-party supplier.