In re: Ohio Execution Protocol Litig.


OPINION and JUDGMENT filed : The district court s grant of a preliminary injunction enjoining Defendants from executing Gary Otte, Ronald Phillips, and Raymond Tibbetts using the three-drug midazolam protocol embodied in the October 7, 2016 Ohio execution protocol or any other lethal injection method that employs either a paralytic agent or potassium chloride is AFFIRMED. Decision for publication. Karen Nelson Moore (AUTHORING), Raymond M. Kethledge (DISSENTING), and Jane Branstetter Stranch (CONCURRING), Circuit Judges.

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Case: 17-3076 Document: 51-1 Filed: 04/06/2017 Page: 1 UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT Deborah S. Hunt Clerk 100 EAST FIFTH STREET, ROOM 540 POTTER STEWART U.S. COURTHOUSE CINCINNATI, OHIO 45202-3988 Filed: April 06, 2017 Mr. Joshua Eugene Anderson Ms. Alycia A. Degen Mr. Mark E. Haddad Mr. Adam P Micale Ms. Katherine A. Roberts Mr. Collin Partington Wedel Sidley Austin 555 W. Fifth Street Los Angeles, CA 90013 Ms. Erin Gallagher Barnhart Mr. Allen L. Bohnert Ms. Nadia Wood Federal Public Defender's Office 10 W. Broad Street, Suite 1020 Columbus, OH 43215 Mr. James Armand King Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur 41 S. High Street, Suite 3100 Columbus, OH 43215 Ms. Lisa Marie Lagos Mr. Adam Michael Rusnak Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Southern District of Ohio Capital Habeas Unit, 10 W. Broad Street, Room 1020 Columbus, OH 43215 Ms. Jocelyn Kelly Lowe Mr. Thomas E. Madden Ms. Katherine Elizabeth Mullin Mr. Eric E. Murphy Mr. Peter T. Reed Mr. Charles L. Wille Ms. Hannah Carrigg Wilson Office of the Attorney General of Ohio 150 E. Gay Street, 16th Floor Columbus, OH 43215 Tel. (513) 564-7000 Case: 17-3076 Document: 51-1 Filed: 04/06/2017 Page: 2 Mr. Timothy F. Sweeney 820 W. Superior Avenue, Suite 430 Cleveland, OH 44113 Ms. Vicki Ruth Adams Werneke Federal Public Defender's Office 1660 W. Second Street Suite 750 Cleveland, OH 44113 Re: Case No. 17-3076, In re: Ohio Execution Protocol Litig. Originating Case No. : 2:11-cv-01016 Dear Counsel, The court today announced its decision in the above-styled case. Enclosed is a copy of the court's opinion together with the judgment which has been entered in conformity with Rule 36, Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure. Yours very truly, Deborah S. Hunt, Clerk Cathryn Lovely Deputy Clerk cc: Mr. Richard W. Nagel Enclosures Mandate to issue.

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