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UPDATED ON 6: Georgia Judge Grants Inmate Injunction, Halts Execution

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***UPDATED at 3:53 P.M. on Thursday, July 18th***

A judge has granted death row inmate Warren Lee Hill an injunction halting his execution, and attorneys for the state say they plan to appeal the injunction in state Supreme Court.

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Gail Tusan issued the injunction Thursday afternoon. Hill's attorneys were in court arguing the constitutionality of a law prohibiting the release of information on where Georgia gets its supply of a lethal injection drug.

The state's attorneys have argued the law is designed to discourage retaliation against those who participate in executions and is constitutional.

Tusan extended the stay so more hearings and briefings could be held, but stopped short of saying the law is unconstitutional.

Hill's attorneys also appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing he shouldn't be executed because he's mentally disabled.

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***POSTED at 12:45 P.M. on Thursday, July 18th***

Attorneys for Georgia Death Row inmate Warren Lee Hill will be back in court Thursday to challenge the fairness of a Georgia law prohibiting the release of information on where the state got its supply of a lethal injection drug.

Hill's attorneys are expected to raise questions about the use of an unidentified source to supply the drug as they try to delay Hill's execution set for Friday.

Hill's attorneys also appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing he is mentally disabled and shouldn't be executed.

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