Supreme Court temporarily blocks Trump administration request to resume federal executions – Fox News, Fox News
TheSupreme Courton Friday blocked theTrumpadministration from resumingfederal executionsin an attempt to put to death four convicted murderers. The executions were slated to begin next week.
The justices upheld a lower court ruling last month after inmates claimed executions by lethal injection would violate federal law.
US District Judge Tanya Chutkan in Washington, D.C., had imposed a temporary injunction on executions, saying they would conflict with federal law. That ruling was upheld Monday by a three-judge federal appeals court.