The U.S. Supreme Court released a new ethics code on Monday, Nov. 13, 2023 but Sen. Dick Durbin, chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said the new rules “fall short of what we could and should expect when a Supreme Court issues a code of conduct.” (Al Drago/Getty Images)

U.S. Supreme Court allows nitrogen execution of Kenneth Eugene Smith to proceed

BY: - January 25, 2024

The state attempted to kill Smith by lethal injection in November 2022, but the execution was called off after Department of Corrections staff failed to establish a second intravenous line needed to administer the lethal drugs.