In Re: Ohio Execution Protocol Litigation

Filing 1150

ORDER TO PRODUCE UNREDACTED PHOTOGRAPHS FOR IN CAMERA INSPECTION. Signed by Magistrate Judge Michael R. Merz on 8/15/2017. (kpf)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO EASTERN DIVISION AT COLUMBUS In re: OHIO EXECUTION PROTOCOL LITIGATION, : Case No. 2:11-cv-1016 Chief Judge Edmund A. Sargus, Jr. Magistrate Judge Michael R. Merz This Order relates to Plaintiffs Otte, Tibbetts, and Campbell ORDER TO PRODUCE UNREDACTED PHOTOGRAPHS FOR IN CAMERA INSPECTION Reconciling prior Orders regarding photographs of the execution materials from the Phillips execution (ECF Nos. 1107 and 1115), it is hereby ORDERED that Defendants produce unredacted copies of the photographs to the Court in camera. There is no current controversy which the Court is called upon to resolve as the result of the in camera inspection. Because the contents of those photographs are protected from disclosure by statute1 and prior order of this Court, Defendants may file the unredacted photographs under seal or may provide them to the Court on separate machine readable media. August 15, 2017. s/ Michael R. Merz United States Magistrate Judge 1 Plaintiffs are, the Court understands, presently seeking Supreme Court re view of the Sixth Circuit decision(s) upholding that secrecy. 1

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