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ACLU of Nebraska statement on death warrant issued for Carey Dean Moore
The Nebraska Supreme Court issued a death warrant today for Carey Dean Moore. This will be the first death penalty execution in the state since 1997 and the first conducted by lethal injection.
The following is a statement from ACLU of Nebraska Legal Director Amy Miller in response to the warrant:
"We are deeply disappointed that the court would issue a death warrant when multiple cases relevant to the death penalty are currently pending in the courts. That an execution would be carried out when the governor, attorney general and Department of Corrections have not honored open records laws and kept public records about the procedure secret from Nebraskans is incredibly troubling. We understand that Carey Dean Moore seemingly wishes to file no further actions in the court on his behalf. Nevertheless, we fully intend to litigate the troubling legal and policy issues relating to our arbitrary and broken death penalty process."
Background on lethal injection issues in Nebraska can be found at: https://www.aclunebraska.org/en/campaigns/tinkering-machinery-death