In Re: Ohio Execution Protocol Litigation
ORDER TO PRODUCE UNREDACTED PHOTOGRAPHS FOR IN CAMERA INSPECTION. Signed by Magistrate Judge Michael R. Merz on 8/15/2017. (kpf)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO
EASTERN DIVISION AT COLUMBUS
In re: OHIO EXECUTION
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
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
Plaintiffs are, the Court understands, presently seeking Supreme Court re view of the Sixth Circuit decision(s)
upholding that secrecy.
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