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Court allows government to proceed with execution of Native American inmate

Posted Tue, August 25th, 2020 11:58 pm by Amy Howe The Supreme Court on Tuesday night declined to block the execution, scheduled for Wednesday, of Lezmond Mitchell, the only Native American on federal death row. The justices, without any noted dissents, denied two emergency requests from Mitchell seeking to postpone the execution. Mitchell had argued […]

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Native American inmate asks court to stay execution

Posted Wed, August 19th, 2020 9:28 am by Amy Howe The only Native American on federal death row has asked the Supreme Court to put his death sentence on hold. In a filing submitted Tuesday, Lezmond Mitchell urged the justices to stay his execution, scheduled for Aug. 26, while they consider whether to take up […]

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Justices allow second federal execution to proceed (updated)

Two days after a flurry of late-night filings culminated in an early-morning order by the Supreme Court that allowed the federal government to proceed with the first federal execution in 17 years, the justices cleared the way early Thursday morning for a second execution. In a series of unsigned orders, the court permitted the government […]

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In overnight orders, justices allow federal execution to proceed

In the early hours this morning, after a flurry of last-minute filings, a divided Supreme Court cleared the way for federal executions to resume for the first time in nearly 20 years. According to news reports, the federal government then moved quickly to carry out an execution that had been scheduled for Monday afternoon, executing […]

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Justices allow Texas’ execution of Billy Wardlow to proceed

Katie Bart Deputy Manager Posted Wed, July 8th, 2020 7:13 pm Posted Wed, July 8th, 2020 7:13 pm by Katie Bart This evening the Supreme Court refused to block the execution of Billy Wardlow, scheduled for 7 p.m. EDT in Texas. Wardlow was sentenced to death row for the 1993 fatal shooting of 82-year-old Carl […]