Bloomberg Law
April 7, 2020, 4:00 PMUpdated: April 7, 2020, 7:58 PM

Trump-Appointed Judges Give President Federal Execution Win (1)

Jordan S. Rubin
Jordan S. Rubin

President Donald Trump’s quest to resume federal executions got a boost from his two appointees on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Tuesday, as the court upended an injunction that had halted the Justice Department’s attempts to carry out the death penalty.

Though the federal capital punishment litigation is complex, and the dispute will continue to play out in the courts, the 2-1 ruling from the appeals court thought of as the second-highest in the land brings the government a step closer to its execution goals following a decade-plus hiatus.

Trump appointees Gregory Katsas and Neomi ...

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