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Judge Orders Halt To Federal Executions That Were Set To Resume This Week
NPR ^ | July 13, 202011:05 AM ET | Carrie Johnson

Posted on 07/13/2020 9:47:45 AM PDT by BenLurkin

A federal judge in Washington has blocked federal executions scheduled for this week, citing concerns that the lethal injection protocol involved is "very likely to cause extreme pain and needless suffering."

Judge Tanya Chutkan said the last-minute ruling only hours before executions were set to resume for the first time in 17 years was "unfortunate," but she blamed the Justice Department for racing ahead before legal challenges had been fully aired.

The judge said the prison's plan to use a single drug, pentobarbital, could cause pulmonary edema, producing a sense that the condemned men were drowning. That would violate the ban on cruel and unusual punishment, she said. The federal government has appealed her ruling.

The decision came amid a wave of litigation involving family members of victims and religious advisers to the men on federal death row.

Lee, 47, had been sentenced to death after the brutal 1996 killings of three people in a robbery to finance a white supremacist cause. Relatives of his victims had petitioned a court to delay the execution, citing the difficulty of traveling to the federal death chamber in Terre Haute, Ind., during the coronavirus pandemic.

A lower court judge agreed, but the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit overruled the district judge and paved the way for the lethal injection process to proceed.

The appeals court panel said family members of his victims do not have a statutory right to attend the execution. The court wrote their claim "lacks any arguable legal basis and is therefore frivolous."


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1 posted on 07/13/2020 9:47:45 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

So switch to execution using nitrogen gas - painless, and it removes all the “cruel and unusual” excuses. I believe Oklahoma has already gone to nitrogen.


2 posted on 07/13/2020 9:49:27 AM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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“Judge Tanya”

This is the world we now live in.


3 posted on 07/13/2020 9:50:21 AM PDT by proust (Justice delayed is injustice.)
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To: BenLurkin

An eye for an eye. Do unto them as they did to their victims. Get a rope. Have them pay for their bullet. Whatever it takes. Too many are still wasting air after 30 years.


4 posted on 07/13/2020 9:50:42 AM PDT by bgill
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

it says the families of the victims want it postponed because it’s hard to attend the execution because of the virus?


5 posted on 07/13/2020 9:51:03 AM PDT by dp0622 (Trump!!)
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To: BenLurkin

“...very likely to cause extreme pain and needless suffering...”

I wonder if the victims of these killers suffered at all??


6 posted on 07/13/2020 9:51:12 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: BenLurkin

Replace lethal injection with Nitrogen Asphyxiation.

Strap the condemned down
Apply a brain wave detector
ventilator mask and flow 99% pure nitrogen (welding gas and 78% of Earths atmosphere)
Wait for the brain wave monitor to go flat line

Condemned goes to sleep. Cheap, No mess, no fuss, no needles, no drug shortage, etc


7 posted on 07/13/2020 9:52:22 AM PDT by taxcontrol (Stupid should hurt - Dad's wisdom)
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To: BenLurkin

Another thread on the topic: http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3864509/posts


8 posted on 07/13/2020 9:52:34 AM PDT by Stravinsky (Politeness will not defeat the Marxist revolutionaries)
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To: BenLurkin

Gee...I wonder who might have appointed this terrorist in black robes.


9 posted on 07/13/2020 9:52:40 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Rats Just Can't Get Over The Fact That They Lost A Rigged Election!)
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To: BenLurkin

Nitrogen gas seems good but I would like to serve on a firing squad


10 posted on 07/13/2020 9:54:21 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: BenLurkin

Go down to the corner and get some Fentanyl laced heroin. Let them enjoy the ride.


11 posted on 07/13/2020 9:56:26 AM PDT by cyclotic (The most dangerous people are the ones that feel the most helpless)
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To: bgill

The advertising quack who wearies
With tales of countless cures,
His teeth, I’ve enacted,
Shall all be extracted
By terrified amateurs.

The billiard sharp who any one catches,
His doom’s extremely hard -
He’s made to dwell -
In a dungeon cell
On a spot that’s always barred.

And there he plays extravagant matches
In fitless finger-stalls
On a cloth untrue
With a twisted cue
And elliptical billiard balls!

My object all sublime
I shall achieve in time -
To let the punishment fit the crime -
The punishment fit the crime;


12 posted on 07/13/2020 10:01:59 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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She’s one step away from releasing killers because covid 19 is cruel and unusual punishment.


13 posted on 07/13/2020 10:03:37 AM PDT by proust (Justice delayed is injustice.)
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To: dp0622

Skype it!


14 posted on 07/13/2020 10:04:55 AM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: BenLurkin

What drugs is this judge on? OK, lots of people die painfully from cancer, childbirth, ACTUAL DROWNING, etc. and we’re supposed to worry that some guy might feel like he’s drowning for a few minutes before entering either Heaven or Hell?

Here, let’s do a public hanging instead.


15 posted on 07/13/2020 10:06:04 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The Constitution guarantees the States protection against insurrection. Act now, Mr. President!)
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To: Wally_Kalbacken

ROFL!!

What is it a ####ing office meeting?? :)

how about PPV? :)


16 posted on 07/13/2020 10:07:23 AM PDT by dp0622 (Trump!!)
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To: dp0622

Just have them put on masks, sit some distance apart, then execute.

I swear, our nation is full of bed-wetters.


17 posted on 07/13/2020 10:07:41 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The Constitution guarantees the States protection against insurrection. Act now, Mr. President!)
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To: Stravinsky
oops
18 posted on 07/13/2020 10:08:53 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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To: BenLurkin
Why can't we just go with a guillotine or a bullet to the brain? This endless haranguing about drugs is just a litigation magnet to stop justice.
19 posted on 07/13/2020 10:21:46 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: proust
This is the world we now live in.

ClownBammy World - where one of his district judges can over-rule a Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.

I'm waiting for the day when a fanatical Democrat partisan ClownBammy district court "judge" over-rules the Supreme Court of the United States.

You KNOW it's coming...

20 posted on 07/13/2020 10:25:42 AM PDT by kiryandil (Chris Wallace: Because someone has to drive the Clown Car)
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