Court Blocks Trump Effort to Execute Federal Convicts, Because… Federalism

from Bill Whittle

The Trump administration tries to restart the execution of federal convicts after a 20-year hiatus, but a judge blocks the move because the method of lethal injection would violate a 1994 law that mandates use of the same procedure as the state where the conviction happened. Bill Whittle grapples with the quandary that puts the death penalty at odds with federalism and state’s rights.

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