Challenging the use of cyanide gas in executions, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Arizona and law firm DLA Piper have filed a lawsuit against the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry (ADCRR), ADCRR Director David Shinn, and Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich. Filed on behalf of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Phoenix (JCRC) and two individual taxpayer plaintiffs, the lawsuit seeks a court ruling that the use of cyanide gas violates the protection against cruel and unusual punishment guaranteed by the Arizona Constitution. Such a ruling would stop the state of Arizona from using cyanide gas in any executions and further prevent the state from using taxpayer dollars on its cyanide gas program.