(NewsReady.com) – The Supreme Court cleared the way for federal executions to resume on Monday morning, June 29, after it refused to hear a case brought by four death row inmates. The decision was opposed by two justices – Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor – which means the 17-year hiatus in the enactment of federal death penalties should end on July 13.
JUST IN: Supreme Court gives green light to Justice Department for resuming federal executions https://t.co/1v8DWlX3Vi
— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 29, 2020
There are currently four federal inmates scheduled to be executed over the next two months, with three in mid-July and a fourth in August. Three are guilty of multiple murders and the fourth raped and murdered a ten-year-old girl.
Attorney General William Barr recently confirmed the administration’s support for the death penalty, pointing out that the American people have made clear some criminals should pay the ultimate price.
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