Trump administration asks Supreme Court for green light to resume federal executions
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The request was sent by Solicitor General Noel Francisco to Chief Justice John Roberts, who will decide whether the Court will review the case.
Barr said the DOJ owed it to the victims families to carry out the law/
A judge temporarily halted the executions after some of the chosen inmates challenged the new execution procedures. The inmates argued that the government was circumventing proper methods in order to wrongly execute inmates quickly.
A federal execution has not taken place since 2003. In the last 16 years, a protracted legal battle has drawn out over the drugs used in lethal injections.
Fox News Alex Pappas and The Associated Press contributed to this report.