PETITION FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF
For their causes of action, the plaintiffs, by and through counsel,state and allege all as follows.
Nature of the Action
1.As of the filing of this action, Missouri is the only state in thecountry to turn to propofol as a means of carrying out lethalinjections—or to the intentional injection, into a conscious person, of any lethal agent known to cause pain.2.This is an action seeking a declaration that the defendants’use of the execution protocol defendant Lombardi issued on May 15,2012, violates the Ex Post Facto Clauses of Mo. Const. art. I, § 13, andU.S. Const. art. I, § 10; the Supremacy Clause, U.S. Const. art. VI, cl. 2;the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United StatesConstitution; Mo. Const. art. I, § 21; and the separation of powersguaranty of Mo. Const. art. II, § 1, and therefore, as well, a permanentinjunction against its application.3.This Court has the authority to issue declaratory judgmentsand injunctions against state actors when, as here, the plaintiffs showthat the state actors’ enforcement of a state-law provision (whether inthe form of statutes or analogous to the protocol) is in conflict with theUnited States Constitution or the Missouri Constitution.- 3 -