Bloomberg Law
May 15, 2020, 5:41 PM

D.C. Circuit Won’t Reconsider President Trump’s Execution Win

Jordan S. Rubin
Jordan S. Rubin

President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr got one step closer in their quest to resume federal executions, as a full panel at the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington has declined to reconsider last month’s three-judge panel ruling in the government’s favor.

Their denial of en banc review, made Friday, clears the way for the long-running litigation to potentially return to the Supreme Court, where it was in December. The justices had sent it back down for further review, with Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, and Brett Kavanaugh signaling that they’d vote for the government were the case to ...

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