Death Penalty In Indiana Moves Forward

A legal roadblock to carrying out the death penalty in Indiana has been removed. But it’s still not clear when any executions will take place.

The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled in June that Indiana cannot execute anyone by lethal injection, because a change in the three-drug cocktail didn’t go through the hearings and public comments required for new state regulations.

A unanimous Supreme Court ruling says the change is an internal policy that affects only department employees, so that process doesn’t apply.