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Arizona challenge to execution delay denied

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal appeals court has denied the state of Arizona in its latest attempt to challenge the postponement of an inmate's execution, prompting state officials to say they will take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court. Arizona had requested a hearing before an 11-judge panel to argue that it should be able to move forward with the execution of a death row inmate. A three-judge panel of the same court had granted Joseph Rudolph Wood's request to delay his execution until Arizona reveals details about the two-drug combination intended to put him to death. Wood's lawyers argued prison officials violated their client's constitutional rights by refusing to provide the information. The state denied Wood has that right.

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