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Second federal inmate executed after Supreme Court overturns injunction 5-4
In a 5-4 decision issued on Thursday morning, the US Supreme Court vacated a preliminary injunction that had halted the execution of Wesley Purkey, clearing the way for the second federal execution of the week.Purkey was convicted in federal cour (More)
US Supreme Court clears way to resume federal executions in 2 AM split ruling
In a per curiam opinion issued Tuesday at 2 AM, the US Supreme Court vacated a preliminary injunction that had halted the executions of four federal prisoners sentenced to death for killing children. The ruling cleared the way for the federal governm (More)
Federal appeals court allows Ohio to move forward with execution after failed attempt
The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Tuesday denied Ohio death row inmate Romell Broom's request for habeas relief and held that a second execution attempt would not constitute cruel and unusual punishment under the Eighth Amendment. Ohio (More)
Supreme Court grants last minute stay of execution to Texas inmate
The US Supreme Court stayed the execution of Texas inmate Ruben Gutierrez Tuesday. The order came only an hour before the execution was scheduled to take place and was granted in response to Gutierrez's argument that his First Amendment rights were v (More)
Federal appeals court clears way for execution days after 30-day stay was granted
A federal appeals court dismissed a Missouri death row inmate's petition for post-conviction relief Sunday, despite questions about the evidence used to convict him, clearing the way for his execution to take place on Tuesday. This order will vacate (More)
Federal appeals court overturns injunction against plan to allow federal executions
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit voted 2-1 Tuesday to lift the injunction against President Donald Trump's plan to resume federal executions. The split decision comes with three opinions with each justice writing an opinio (More)
Three Belgian doctors go on trial for aiding woman in ending her life
The trial of three Belgian doctors who assisted Tine Nys, a 38-year-old woman, in ending her life in 2010 commenced on Tuesday in the Belgian city of Ghent.Euthanasia was legalized in Belgium in 2002 under stringent standards, but the defendants (More)
Texas appeals court stays execution of Rodney Reed
The Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas stayed the execution of death row inmate Rodney Reed on Friday, remanding the case to the trial court for further development.Reed was convicted in 1996 of the murder of Stacey Stites and was set for lethal (More)
Supreme Court denies application to block execution of Georgia inmate
The US Supreme Court on Wednesday denied both applications for a stay of execution for Georgia death row in mate Ray Jefferson Cromartie. He was set to be executed by lethal injection at 7:00 PM on Wendesday but was delayed while the applications wer (More)
Alabama Department of Corrections releases death penalty protocol
The Alabama Department of Corrections publicly released its death penalty protocol Wednesday following an order from a federal judge.The 17-page document describes the procedures involved with the death penalty, along with information about post (More)
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