At 2:30, the Mississippi Supreme Court will hear the case of Charles Ray Crawford v. State. Two death-sentenced inmates filed a lawsuit in Hinds County against the state alleging that “MDOC’s plan to execute Mr. Crawford ‘with compounded drugs that may be counterfeit, expired, contaminated, and/or sub-potent,” which presents an unnecessary risk of causing excessive and gratuitous pain to Plaintiffs if and when they are executed.'”
The case was filed in Chancery Court which transferred it to the Circuit Court. The Circuit Court granted the State’s Motion to Dismiss but not on the grounds argued by the State but rather on the basis that the same claims were being pursued by Crawford on poct-conviction.
State of Mississippi’s brief
Crawford’s reply brief
Watch the argument here.