The Latest: Nevada Supreme Court taking up execution case |

The Latest: Nevada Supreme Court taking up execution case

The Associated Press
FILE - This Nov. 10, 2016, file photo released by the Nevada Department of Corrections shows the newly completed execution chamber at Ely State Prison in Ely, Nev. Nevada death-row inmate Scott Raymond Dozier whose execution has twice been postponed says the legal fight over his fate is taking a tortuous toll on him and his family and he just wants his sentence carried out. A third drug company is set to ask a state court judge on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, to let it join with two other firms suing to block the use of their products for his lethal injection. (Nevada Department of Corrections via AP, File)
AP | Nevada Department of Corrections

LAS VEGAS — The Latest on court arguments about the drugs that would be used for Nevada to execute its first death-row inmate in 12 years (all times local):

10:10 a.m.

The Nevada Supreme Court has stepped in to decide whether drug companies can try to stop the state from using their medications in a twice-postponed lethal injection of a condemned inmate who wants to die.

A state court judge in Las Vegas cancelled hearings Thursday following an order late Wednesday from six of the high court’s seven justices.

Supreme Court intervention had been sought by the state attorney general’s office regarding the execution of Scott Raymond Dozier.

The judge had planned to hear drugmaker Sandoz’s request to join a bid by Alvogen and Hikma Pharmaceuticals to prevent Nevada from using their products in a three-drug combination never before tried in any state.