Federal Judge Issues Injunction Halting Executions of Inmates on Federal Death Row

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A federal judge’s injunction stopped the executions of four inmates on federal death row. (Shutterstock)

A federal judge from the United States District Court for the District of Columbia issued an injunction on November 20 that stalled the executions of four federal prisoners who were to be put to death beginning in December. The Trump administration announced earlier this year that it was resuming executions of death row inmates after nearly 20 years. 

Judge Tanya S. Chutkan’s injunction ruled that the inmates’ executions would impede them from pursuing legal action over the government’s lethal injection method. The judge added in a memorandum that at least one of the four men was likely to be successful in his suit against the federal government, NPR reported. 

“Plaintiffs have clearly shown that, absent injunctive relief, they will suffer the irreparable harm of being executed under a potentially unlawful procedure before their claims…

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