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La. ordered to disclose source of execution drugs

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A federal judge has refused to let state officials keep secret the seller and manufacturer of the two drugs purchased for executions at the Louisiana State Penitentiary.

Judge James Brady ruled Wednesday that the corrections department must disclose within five days the information about where it obtained the lethal injection drugs.

State officials had argued if they identify how they're getting the drugs, they could have trouble buying any more because companies that make and sell the drugs don't want to be known as helping facilitate an execution.

Gary Clements, who represents the prisoner scheduled for Louisiana's next execution, opposed the state's attempt to hide the information.

Brady agreed to let the corrections department file information about the health care workers who will be performing the execution under seal.

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