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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State prison officials are asking to keep secret the seller and manufacturer of the two drugs the Louisiana State Penitentiary has stockpiled for its next execution.

In court filings, the state says if it identifies how it's getting the lethal injection drugs, corrections officials may not be able to continue obtaining them. The state says companies that make and sell the drugs don't want to be known as helping facilitate an execution.

The request is part of a federal lawsuit seeking more details about Louisiana's execution method, to determine whether it violates the constitutional guarantee against cruel and unusual punishment.

Gary Clements, who represents the prisoner scheduled for the next execution, opposes the state's attempt to hide the information, saying corrections officials are trying to shroud their plans in secrecy.

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