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Mon Jun 29, 2020, 11:40 AM

Supreme Court refuses to block upcoming federal executions

Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) ó The Supreme Court on Monday refused to block the execution of four federal prison inmates who are scheduled to be put to death in July and August.

The executions would mark the first use of the death penalty on the federal level since 2003.

The justices rejected an appeal from four inmates who were convicted of killing children. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor noted that they would have blocked the executions from going forward.

The courtís action leaves no obstacles standing in the way of the executions, the first of which is scheduled for July 13.

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By MARK SHERMAN
an hour ago


Read more: https://apnews.com/73c37d9e97aaf6475edcfdf4feaea646

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Reply Supreme Court refuses to block upcoming federal executions (Original post)
Eugene Monday OP
ananda Monday #1
cstanleytech Monday #4
3Hotdogs Monday #7
llashram Monday #2
customerserviceguy Monday #3
The King of Prussia Monday #5
lunasun Monday #6
Cha Wednesday #10
mvd Tuesday #8
usajumpedtheshark Wednesday #9
RhodeIslandOne Wednesday #11

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 11:45 AM

1. The Death Cult marches on.

nt

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Response to ananda (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 12:01 PM

4. Trumps probably hoping his base gets a boner off it and boosts his poll ratings.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 01:34 PM

7. George Carlin recognized that as a condition and thought the gub'mint ought to profit off of it.

"Put the fukin' executions on pay-for-view tv. Charge $100 per viewer. The national debt will be paid off in 6 months."

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 11:48 AM

2. I can only hope

they are guilty. Yet one that got a burger king, Dylan roof, I want to see excuted in the worst way.

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Response to llashram (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 11:54 AM

3. Chances are

He'll die of old age before anything else gets him. All it will take is the family members of the deceased to stand up and say, "I forgive you," as they did in the immediate aftermath of the killings.

And that's what brought the Confederate flag down at the State House in SC.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 12:03 PM

5. Am I right in thinking

that at the federal level, death can be the punishment for treason?

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 12:20 PM

6. Lawyer for one argued the penalty is racially-biased but they are all white and one is a white su

white supremacist. While that may be the case in many many other death penalty decisions, I donít see how that relates to these particular cases as an argument against the 4 executions.
A good point about death penalty in general though I do agree on that

One of them thought maybe he was getting a better place to stay while already serving a life sentence on another murder

In October 2001, Purkey admitted to killing Long. Having transported her across the state line, a federal crime, Purkey hoped he could serve his life sentence in what he deemed to be a more comfortable federal prison rather than a state prison. Bad plan on his part.
Prosecutors sought the death penalty.
Purkey recanted his confession, but in 2004, he was sentenced to death


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Response to lunasun (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 03:21 AM

10. Wow.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 01:03 AM

8. There goes the Death President again

Whether it is COVID, trying to take away health care, executions, or hurting the environment, Trump never disappoints in leading to more death.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 01:56 AM

9. I'm sure that Barr's friends

in Opus Dei will congratulate him for starting the executions back up.
Right to life (except for those we don't like)

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 02:15 PM

11. "The justices rejected an appeal from four inmates who were convicted of killing children"

Welp, I'm gonna lose some sleep over that. /sarcasm

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