October 26, 2020

US Supreme Court allows federal executions

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The United States Supreme Court has cleared the way for the first executions of federal prisoners to be held in 17 years.

Several executions were delayed after a judge ruled on Monday that there were still unresolved legal challenges against the justice department.

Triple murderer Daniel Lewis Lee is among those facing the death penalty.

The condemned prisoners have argued that lethal injections constitute “cruel and unusual punishments“.