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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Six death row inmates who asked a judge to order the Arkansas Department of Correction to turn over documents about lethal injection drugs now want the judge to clarify his ruling in the case.

    Pulaski County Circuit Judge Collins Kilgore ruled last month that the inmates can't use Arkansas' open records law to obtain information about the origin, history of quality of the drugs the state will use to execute them.

    But the inmates say Kilgore's order did not mention their request for judgment about the release of documents under the state's new lethal injection law.

    The Legislature enacted the new lethal injection law this year after the state Supreme Court ruled in 2012 that lawmakers had given the Correction Department too much control.

    Arkansas doesn't have any pending executions.

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