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Thu Nov 21, 2019, 12:28 AM

Judge halts all scheduled federal executions

Source: Politico

By JOSH GERSTEIN
11/20/2019 10:39 PM EST

A judge has blocked the scheduled executions of four federal death row inmates, effectively freezing the Trump administration’s effort to resume imposing the death penalty in a federal system that saw its last execution more than a decade and a half ago.

The order issued Wednesday night by U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan halts four executions that U.S. officials planned to carry out starting next month.

The only other execution that officials had put on the calendar, also for December, was blocked last month by the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.

In July, Attorney General William Barr announced plans to resume executions at the federal penitentiary in Terre Haute, Ind. He suggested the practice had been allowed to languish for too long and said it would deliver justice in cases involving what he called the “worst criminals.”

Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2019/11/20/judge-blocks-scheduled-federal-executions-072384

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swag Nov 21 OP
TreasonousBastard Nov 21 #1
pbmus Nov 21 #2
dchill Nov 21 #3
Historic NY Nov 21 #4
mpcamb Nov 21 #6
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Response to swag (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 12:33 AM

1. But, he's working with the worst criminals.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 12:43 AM

2. To Tanya........THANK YOU FOR YOUR HUMANITY....

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Response to swag (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 01:12 AM

3. "worst criminals." You first, Barr!

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Response to swag (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 02:57 AM

4. Now If they were politicians...

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 08:39 AM

6. Right. A pack of treasonous politicians may be quietly breathing a sigh of relief.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 03:46 AM

5. I can think of one execution I wouldn't mind happening.

What is the penalty for treason?

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