US Supreme Court Allows First Federal Executions In 17 Years

 US Supreme Court Allows First Federal Executions In 17 Years

WASHINGTON, July 9, 2020 (Xinhua) — Photo taken on July 9, 2020 shows the U.S. Supreme Court Building in Washington, D.C., the United States. The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked for now the Democrat-led House subpoenas on President Donald Trump’s financial records while granting Manhattan prosecutors access to obtain them. (Xinhua/Liu Jie/IANS)

The Supreme Court of the United States on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, cleared the path for the first federal executions in 17 years, overturning an earlier order by a lower court to delay them.

“We vacate the District Court’s preliminary injunction so that the executions may proceed as planned,” the Supreme Court ruled, referring to four scheduled executions.

They were suspended by US District Judge Tanya Chutkan to allow for legal challenges to the lethal injection that was to be used in the executions.

–AFP

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