First Federal Execution in 17 Years Delayed by District Court

President’s administration appeals to Circut Court.

As the U.S. Federal government prepared to carry out the first execution of a prisoner in 17 years, a U.S. District judge ordered on Monday that the execution be delayed. According to Judge Tanya Chutkan, the inmate in Indiana still has legal issues that have not been resolved. Judge Chutkan said, “the public is not served by short-circuiting legitimate judicial process.”

The primary issue raised is that the method of execution by lethal injection of pentobarbital could cause severe pain prior to death and therefore be considered a cruel and unusual punishment for the crime. However, President Trump’s Administration disagrees with the decision of the District Judge and has issued an appeal to the Seventh Circut Court of Appeals. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president’s administration to be led by God to the best course of action.
  • For the Federal Court system to be effective in preserving justice in our land. 

Sources: AP, NPR, Fox News


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