WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – The Supreme Court is preventing the Trump administration from restarting federal executions next week after a 16-year break.
The court on Friday denied the administration’s plea to undo a lower court ruling in favor of inmates who were given execution dates.READ MORE: Mesquite Officer Dies After Shooting Outside Grocery Store
The first of those is scheduled for Monday, with a second set for Friday. Two more inmates were given execution dates in January.READ MORE: Officials React To Mesquite Officer Killed On Duty
Attorney General William Barr announced during the summer that federal executions would resume using a single drug, pentobarbital, to put inmates to death.MORE NEWS: Fort Worth ISD Hopes To Hire Teachers 'On The Spot,' Offering Huge Incentives
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