Adams v. Bradshaw, No. 10-4281 (6th Cir. 2011)Annotate this Case
The Sixth Circuit remanded the 28 U.S.C. 2254 habeas corpus case to the district court for factual development of an Ohio death-row inmate's claim that Ohio’s lethal-injection procedures violated his Eighth Amendment rights. The district court rejected the warden's motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction. On interlocutory appeal, the Sixth Circuit affirmed, rejecting an argument that the inmate's claim was cognizable only under 42 U.S.C. 1983.