Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Tag Archives: executions

Trump administration’s plans to resume federal executions return to court

In this Oct. 13, 1999 file photo, Ricky Bell, then warden at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville, Tenn., gives a tour of the prison’s execution chamber. Republican Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill into law last week, allowing the state to electrocute death row inmates in the event prisons are unable to obtain lethal injection drugs, which have become more and more scarce following a European-led boycott of drug sales for executions. AP Images

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration’s push to restart federal executions after nearly two decades heads back to court Wednesday morning in Washington. Justice Department lawyers are asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to reverse ...

Read More »

Last-minute execution decisions expose wide and bitter rift at Supreme Court

United States Supreme Court Building

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court meets in private to decide last-minute pleas from death-row inmates to stop their executions, and what happens behind the maroon velvet curtains often stays behind the maroon velvet curtains. But that changed Monday, with justices ...

Read More »