Breaking News: NC Supreme Court Rules NCMB Cannot Punish Physicians Who Participate in Executions

The N.C. Supreme Court today upheld a lower court ruling that found the N.C. Medical Board had exceeded its authority in January 2007 when it issued a Position Statement threatening to discipline physicians who participated in executions. In its ruling, the Court stated, “Because of this Position Statement, physicians have declined to participate in executions in any manner, which has resulted in a de facto moratorium on executions in North Carolina.” Read the opinion (PDF).


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