- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 5, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Lawyers for two death-row inmates challenging Oklahoma’s law that shields details of drugs used in executions have filed a motion to have the case moved back to state court.

The suit filed by lawyers for Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner had been moved from Oklahoma County District Court to federal court on Tuesday.

Oklahoma’s attorney general’s office says it belongs in federal court because the inmates are invoking claims to constitutional rights. But the inmates’ lawyers say the issue deals with state matters.

Lockett faces a March 20 execution while Warner is scheduled to be executed March 27.

Both are seeking stays of execution as they challenge a provision in state law that allows Oklahoma to keep secret details about the drugs that will be used to execute them.

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