Friday, November 19, 2004
This is an interesting article about a dilemma that Governor Fletcher of Kentucky may face with respect to keeping his medical license and signing off on death warrants as the Governor of Kentucky. Thanks for Professor Fred Harris for the article.
American Medical Association guidelines bar doctors from taking part, directly or indirectly, in executions. And Kentucky requires doctors to follow AMA ethical guidelines. . . .
A group of doctors is seeking an opinion from the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure on whether Fletcher can sign death warrants without running the risk of having his medical license revoked. The board is not scheduled to take up the matter until at least January, and would not comment in the meantime."
The New York Times on Saturday November 20th, also has a further update discussing Governor Fletcher's potential problems fulfilling his Governorship duties as well as his duty to remain true to the guidelines controlling his medical license.