Read legal opinion: Judge allows challenge of Oklahoma's lethal injection protocol to go to trial
Newsweek article: Oklahoma Death Row Case to Go to Trial After Botched Executions
Arizona updates the protocol for carrying out executions by lethal gas, read protocol
Read eyewitness accounts of the Arizona execution by lethal gas of Donald Harding in 1992
Arizona gives notice of its intent to move for a warrant of execution for Clarence Wayne Dixon
Clarence Wayne Dixon’s counsel responds to Arizona’s Motion to Set Briefing Schedule for Motion for Warrant of Execution
Arizona CHU’s Dale Baich Attorney Statement Re: Revelation of Arizona Spending $1.5 Million on Execution Drugs
Los Angeles Times Opinion: Arizona’s attorney general wants to finish his term with a rush of executions
AZcentral Opinion: Is it not crazy to execute a mentally ill killer?
Arizona Opts in to Expedited Habeas Proceedings

One of CHU’s primary responsibilities is representing Arizona capital defendants in federal habeas corpus proceedings. Habeas corpus allows defendants to challenge a conviction or sentence when it violates the United States Constitution.

The Fight for Humane Executions in Oklahoma

In ongoing litigation, attorneys from the CHU have partnered with the CHU in the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Oklahoma to challenge Oklahoma's execution protocol. The litigation reached the United States Supreme Court in April 2015.

Arizona's Federal Public Defender, Jon Sands, and others ask Biden to clear death row