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Court Clears Way for First Federal Execution in 17 Years to Proceed

27 days ago   |   By NY Times

Daniel Lewis Lee is set to be put to death after an appeals panel rejected a suit from his victims' family members, who said the coronavirus prevented them from traveling to the execution.
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First federal execution in 17 years back on track

First federal execution in 17 years back on track

27 days ago   |   By Politico

The federal government appears to be back on track to conduct its first execution in more than 17 years on Monday after a federal appeals court overturned a lower-court order blocking the event because family members of the victims did not want to travel amid the coronavirus pandemic.
A three-judge panel of the Chicago-based 7 th Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously lifted the lower-court injunction Sunday. The appeals judges called the victim's family members' suit “frivolous” and said they had no basis to file suit because - although they were invited to attend the execution - they had...
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