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Tue Apr 7, 2020, 07:02 PM

Appeals court wipes away lower court ruling blocking federal executions

Source: CNN

Washington (CNN) — A federal appeals court wiped away a lower court opinion Tuesday that blocked the federal government from executing federal inmates on death row.

The 2-1 ruling is a win for the Department of Justice, but the appeals court noted that there are still other issues that need resolution, suggesting that the executions will remain on hold while litigation continues.

The case comes after the Trump administration announced last July that it would reinstate the federal death penalty after a nearly two-decade lapse, and the two judges in the majority -- Gregory Katsas and Neomi Rao -- were both appointed by President Donald Trump.

Attorney General William Barr's move to reinstate the federal death penalty underscored the stark law and order philosophy of the Trump administration. At the time, he directed the head of the Bureau of Prisons to execute five inmates he said represented the "worst criminals."

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By Ariane de Vogue, CNN Supreme Court Reporter
Updated 2038 GMT (0438 HKT) April 7, 2020


Read more: https://edition.cnn.com/2020/04/07/politics/death-penalty-appeals-court/index.html



Related: USCA Case #19-5322 - In Re: Federal Bureau of Prisons’ Execution Protocol Cases

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 07:23 PM

1. Attorney General William Barr's move to reinstate the

the federal death penalty underscored the stark law and order philosophy of the Trump administration.

let that sink in, the trump administration stark philosophy of law and order....................BULLSHIT......................

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 04:37 PM

5. "Law and order philosophy" my ass!

"We ARE the law and you better do whatever we ORDER you to do."

Fixed.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 07:34 PM

2. And the hits just keep on rolling...

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 08:30 PM

3. " the stark law and order philosophy of the Trump administration." Bullshit

they just like to kill people and watch them suffer. The party of life - what a cruel joke.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 08:40 PM

4. This is really a three-way decision. A lead opinion, a concurring opinion, and a dissent.

With all three opinions, the total runs to 88 pages. Between the lead opinion and the concurrence, it is not really clear to me what the district court judge is to do on remand.

The only thing that seems clear to me is that nothing is going to happen until the district court judge reconsiders the matter consistent with how she reads her instructions from the fractured court of appeals decision.

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