University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "Executions Scheduled for Four Federal Inmates Convicted of Murdering Children"
Date June 15, 2020
Author DOJ
External Link https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/executions-scheduled-four-federal-inmates-convicted-murderi...
Abstract Attorney General William P. Barr today directed the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to schedule the executions of four federal death-row inmates who were convicted of murdering children in violation of federal law and who, in two cases, raped the children they murdered.

In July 2019, Attorney General Barr directed the BOP to revise the Federal Execution Protocol to provide for the use of a single-drug, pentobarbital — similar to protocols used in hundreds of state executions and repeatedly upheld by federal courts, including the Supreme Court, as consistent with the Eighth Amendment. A district court’s preliminary injunction prevented BOP from carrying out executions under the revised protocol, but the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit vacated that injunction — clearing the way for the federal government to resume capital punishment after a nearly two-decade hiatus.
Source DOJ


This Resource Relates To
case In the Matter of the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ Execution Protocol Cases (CJ-DC-0006)

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