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Federal executions to resume in mid-July

Washington state Supreme Court declares death penalty unconstitutional, citing racial bias
Posted at 8:02 AM, Jun 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-16 11:02:24-04

For the first time since 2003 federal executions will resume. The Justice Department has set dates starting in mid-July for four death row inmates being held in federal prison. All are convicted of killing children.

This comes after a months-long legal battle over the matter.

The government's initial plan for December executions was put on hold by the federal appeals court.

Attorney General William Barr said the convicted killers whose executions are planned have all had fair legal proceedings leading up to this decision.