22 May 2018 :
District Judge Lynn Norton ordered the Idaho Board and Department of Correction to disclose lethal-injection drug records (including where it obtained its execution drugs and communications with other drug-suppliers) under the state public-records law. “The Petitioner cites the public’s needs to know whether Idaho’s drug suppliers have been sanctioned by regulators, whether the Respondents complied with state and federal laws and regulations, and the public interest in knowing the use of public funds as sufficient bases to require disclosure. The public’s interest in disclosure of public information outweighs the Respondent’s interest in the confidentiality of the sources and drugs used in 2011 and 2012 because of the stated reason that they may receive “significant harassment and pressure, leading to lethal injection chemicals becoming unavailable from those sources” in the future”. The Fourth District Judge issued a Peremptory Writ of Mandate requiring the disclosure of any records for the use of lethal injection in the executions of Paul Ezra Rhoades and Richard Leavitt in 2011 and 2012, including paperwork about the source of the drugs used and communications with suppliers. The Petitioner is Idaho law professor Aliza Cover, represented by the ACLU of Idaho.