The Latest: Court weighs debate over Ohio execution process

The Latest on a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Ohio's lethal injection system (all times local):

9:45 a.m.

A federal appeals court is weighing arguments over the constitutionality of Ohio's lethal injection process as the state tries to start carrying out executions once again.

State attorneys say they've provided plenty of evidence to show that the contested first drug in Ohio's three-drug method will put inmates into a deep state of unconsciousness.

The state also argues that the U.S. Supreme Court last year upheld the use of that drug, midazolam (mih-DAY'-zoh-lam), in a case out of Oklahoma.

Lawyers for death row inmates are challenging the effectiveness of midazolam.

Arguments scheduled for Tuesday before the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati have been rescheduled for March 7.

Ohio is appealing a federal judge's decision that rejected the state's current three-drug execution method.



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