“U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan has granted a preliminary injunction that prohibits the government from carrying out the first federal executions in 16 years. The injunction was entered in a lawsuit challenging the legality and constitutionality of the government’s lethal injection protocol.
The following is a statement from Shawn Nolan, one of the attorneys for the men facing federal execution:
‘This decision prevents the government from evading accountability and making an end-run around the courts by attempting to execute prisoners under a protocol that has never been authorized by Congress. By granting the preliminary injunction, the court has made clear that no execution should go forward while there are still so many unanswered questions about the government’s newly announced execution method.’
– Shawn Nolan, one of the attorneys for the men facing federal execution
– November 21, 2019”
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