COPY-Attorneys file response in Ark. execution suit

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas judge will hear from attorneys for the state and death row inmates in a lawsuit challenging the way Arkansas executes it condemned prisoners.

A hearing is slated for Monday morning before Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox.

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel's office says part of the suit dealing with drugs used in lethal injections should be dismissed. The state surrendered its supply of a key lethal injection drug last month amid questions about how it obtained it from a British company.

The inmates' attorneys say Arkansas Department of Correction officials could import more unregulated drugs without action from the court.

Arkansas hasn't put anyone to death since 2005. It has no pending executions.

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