Death Penalty

In Dead-of-Night Ruling, Supreme Court’s Right-Wing Majority OKs First Federal Execution in 17 Years

The Trump administration carried out the first execution of a federal death row inmate since 2003 on Tuesday morning, killing Daniel Lewis Lee by lethal injection just hours after the U.S. Supreme Court’s right-wing majority issued an overnight, unsigned decision vacating a lower court’s order temporarily halting his execution due to concerns about the government’s …

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Citing Likelihood of ‘Extreme Pain and Needless Suffering,’ US Judge Halts Resumption of Federal Executions

This is a developing story… Please check back for possible updates… A U.S. district judge on Monday temporarily blocked the Trump administration from resuming federal executions after a 17-year informal break—a decision that came mere hours before inmate Daniel Lewis Lee was set to be killed by lethal injection at the prison in Terry Haute, …

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