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Mon Jul 13, 2020, 09:34 AM

Judge blocks federal executions; administration appeals (UPDATED)

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Source: AP

By MICHAEL BALSAMO

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A U.S. district judge on Monday ordered a new delay in federal executions, hours before the first lethal injection was scheduled to be carried out at a federal prison in Indiana. The Trump administration immediately appealed to a higher court, asking that the executions move forward.

U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan said there are still legal issues to resolve and that “the public is not served by short-circuiting legitimate judicial process.” The executions, pushed by the administration, would be the first carried out at the federal level since 2003.

Chutkan said the inmates have presented evidence showing that the government’s plan to use only pentobarbital to carry out the executions “poses an unconstitutionally significant risk of serious pain.”

Chutkan said the inmates produced evidence that, in other executions, prisoners who are given pentobarbital suffered ”flash pulmonary edema,” which she said interferes with breathing and produces sensations of drowning and strangulation.



FILE - In this March 17, 2003 file photo, guard towers and razor wire ring the compound at the U.S. Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Ind., the site of the last federal execution. After the latest 17-year hiatus, the Trump administration wants to restart federal executions this month at the Terre Haute, prison. Four men are slated to die. All are accused of murdering children in cases out of Arkansas, Kansas Iowa and Missouri. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)


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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 09:55 AM

1. Killing children. Ugh.

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 10:05 AM

2. Yeah, I'm not going to get upset about the execution of a guy who murdered an 8 year old girl

and her parents.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 10:37 AM

4. Yep. I especially hate kid killers.

Doesn’t make sense as they did nothing to the murderer in 99 percent of cases. They were just there.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 10:59 AM

5. I oppose capital punishment because I don't think the government

should have that much power. The government is full of corrupt imbeciles. Let the fuckers rot in jail until they die.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 10:12 AM

3. No more executions. No more state sanctioned murder.

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Mon Jul 13, 2020, 11:06 AM

6. Updated at link: Judge blocks federal executions; administration appeals

Source: Associated Press

Judge blocks federal executions; administration appeals

By MICHAEL BALSAMO
10 minutes ago

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A U.S. district judge on Monday ordered a new delay in federal executions, hours before the first lethal injection was scheduled to be carried out at a federal prison in Indiana. The Trump administration immediately appealed to a higher court, asking that the executions move forward.

U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan said there are still legal issues to resolve and that “the public is not served by short-circuiting legitimate judicial process.” The executions, pushed by the administration, would be the first carried out at the federal level since 2003.

Chutkan said the inmates have presented evidence showing that the government’s plan to use only pentobarbital to carry out the executions “poses an unconstitutionally significant risk of serious pain.”

Chutkan said the inmates produced evidence that, in other executions, prisoners who are given pentobarbital suffered ”flash pulmonary edema,” which she said interferes with breathing and produces sensations of drowning and strangulation.

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