Stand-still on federal executions continues as appeals court upholds injunction

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FILE – In this Nov. 22, 2019, file photo, Attorney General William Barr speaks with members of the press before participating in a law enforcement roundtable at the Flathead County Sheriff’s Posse in Evergreen, Mont. An appeals court is upholding a ruling that blocked the federal government’s plan to restart federal executions next week after a 16-year hiatus. The order was handed down Monday by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The Justice Department asked the court to vacate or stay an injunction put in place by a district court judge. Attorney General William Barr has said he would take the case to the Supreme Court if necessary. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – Federal executions will not be returning to Terre Haute this December. The notion of executions will remain on hold as determined by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

The court upheld the initial claim that the current administration was circumventing execution protocol in order to push through more of them.

The administration is now moving their grievance to the Supreme Court.

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