North Carolina’s doctors cannot be punished for aiding executions

My lede:

The North Carolina Medical Board exceeded its authority under state law when it adopted policy threatening disciplinary action against physicians who take an active role in executions, the Supreme Court of North Carolina ruled in early May.

The 4-3 decision appears to end the board’s policy barring doctors from participating in executions, the only one of its kind in the country.

The whole shebang.