ST. LOUIS – Pornographic magazine publisher Larry Flynt is persevering in his legal fight to publicize details about Missouri’s execution methods
The move comes months after the state-sanctioned death of the white supremacist gunman who left him paralyzed.
A federal judge denied Flynt’s attempt to intervene in a 2013 lawsuit over Missouri’s largely secret execution protocol. The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri, which represents the Hustler publisher, wants the St. Louis-based 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn the lower court ruling.
Oral arguments are scheduled for Wednesday.
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Flynt was shot in 1978 by Joseph Paul Franklin, who targeted blacks and Jews in a three-year cross-country killing spree.
Franklin admitted to shooting Flynt but wasn’t charged. He was executed in November 2013, but the legal challenge filed in connection with his death persists.