Administration Oversees 5th Federal Execution of 2020

Death penalty reinstituted after 17-year hiatus.

Court struggles over federal executions have been in process all year, with three previous requested delays overturned by the Supreme Court. With the fifth execution of the year, discussions over the humaneness of injection-based executions have resumed among legal professionals and laymen.

The most recent execution, of one Keith Nelson who committed horrific crimes of rape and murder, had been halted briefly by a U.S. district Court Judge on Thursday. U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit quickly overturned the ruling. The federal government has cited precedent in Supreme Court rulings that some pain caused by the execution method does not necessarily constitute cruel and unusual punishment.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the Supreme Court as they wrestle with matters of human life and death.
  • For the Justice Department as they consider the ramifications of this new precedent.
  • That God would guide President Trump as he seeks to enact justice.

Sources: AP


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