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February 27, 2021
Nebraska News
Nebraska News
Bruning rejects death penalty challenge
(NET Radio) - Chambers has argued that because there was no public hearing when the state changed the procedures it uses for the electric chair, the new procedure is illegal. The state used to alternate applying 2450 volts for 8 seconds, then 480 volts for 22 seconds. But courts ruled that violated the law which called for a continued application of current. So the Department of Corrections has decided to apply 2450 volts for 20 seconds without interruption. Chambers argued that amounted to changing a regulation without a public hearing. But in a letter today, Bruning said I believe it possible that a Nebraska Court considering this question could conclude that the procedure in question was properly characterized as an internal management document of the Department. © Copyright 2021, NET Radio