|Nebraska Supreme Court upholds dismissal of execution protocol challenge|
|By journalstar.com- JoAnne Young|
The Nebraska Supreme Court ruled Friday that a challenge to the Department of Correctional Services execution protocol can be dismissed on procedural grounds.
The opinion did not speak to the good or bad qualities of the protocol, or whether it followed proper procedures as it was developed, as challenged by Stephen Griffith, a retired minister who has served as executive director of Nebraskans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, and Omaha Sen. Ernie Chambers, a longtime opponent of the death penalty.
Instead, it concluded that Griffith and Chambers did not have standing to advocate on the issue before the court based on some legal harm caused to them.
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