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Wednesday round-up

After staying up late to resolve a flurry of last-minute litigation concerning the execution of Lisa Montgomery, the justices will hear their third and final oral argument of the week at 10 a.m. in AMG Capital Management v. Federal Trade Commission, a case about the FTC’s authority to seek monetary relief when suing companies for unfair or deceptive trade practices. Our preview of the case is here. Here’s a round-up of Supreme Court-related news and commentary from around the web: Supreme Co...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Trump, Round-up, Robert Barnes, Adam Liptak, Mark Walsh, Trump Organization, Lisa Montgomery, Howard Wasserman, Kara Scannell, AMG Capital Management, Washington Post Citing Taylor Swift Supreme Court


After SCOTUS reverses stays by 6-3 votes, US complete early morning execution of only woman on federal death row

As reported here via SCOTUSblog, the "Supreme Court on Tuesday night cleared the way for the execution of Lisa Montgomery, the first woman to be executed by the federal government in 68 years.  Montgomery was convicted in 2008 of strangling Bobbie Jo Stinnett, a Missouri woman who was eight months pregnant, and extracting the premature baby to pass off as her own child." Here is more: In a series of brief, unsigned orders, the Supreme Court reversed a pair of rulings from federal appeals courts...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, US, Georgia, Missouri, Justice Department, Montgomery, Trump, Kelly Gissendaner, Lisa Montgomery, Terre Haute Indiana, Corey Johnson, Douglas A Berman, Bobbie Jo Stinnett, Dustin Higgs


Reversing several lower courts, justices allow execution of Lisa Montgomery

The Supreme Court on Tuesday night cleared the way for the execution of Lisa Montgomery, the first woman to be executed by the federal government in 68 years. Montgomery was convicted in 2008 of strangling Bobbie Jo Stinnett, a Missouri woman who was eight months pregnant, and extracting the premature baby to pass off as her own child. In a series of brief, unsigned orders, the Supreme Court reversed a pair of rulings from federal appeals courts that had put Montgomery’s execution on hold, and i...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Joe Biden, Indiana, Missouri, Department Of Justice, Justice Department, Montgomery, Trump, Federal Bureau of Prisons, D C Circuit, U S Court of Appeals, Elena Kagan, Kagan, 7th Circuit


DC Circuit panel upholds January 12 execution date for only woman on federal death row

Just before Christmas, as noted in this post, a federal district judge vacated an order from the director of the Bureau of Prisons that had set Lisa Montgomery’s execution date for January 12.  But, on New Year's Day, a DC Circuit panel issued this order putting the execution back on track.  This CNN article about the ruling provides some context: Montgomery's execution had been scheduled for December 8, but a judge postponed it after her attorneys said they were diagnosed with Covid-19 after f...
Tags: Texas, Supreme Court, Law, US, Cnn, United States, Missouri, Montgomery, Trump, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Ethel Rosenberg, Lisa Montgomery, Terre Haute Indiana, Federal Correctional Complex, Bureau of Prisons, DC Circuit


Federal judge blocks January 12 execution date for only woman on federal death row

As repoted in this AP piece, a "federal judge said the Justice Department unlawfully rescheduled the execution of the only woman on federal death row, potentially setting up the Trump administration to schedule the execution after president-elect Joe Biden takes office." Here is more about a ruling that was handed down before Christmas: U.S. District Court Judge Randolph Moss also vacated an order from the director of the Bureau of Prisons that had set Lisa Montgomery’s execution date for Jan. ...
Tags: Law, Court, Joe Biden, Ap, Missouri, Biden, Justice Department, Montgomery, Trump, Moss, The Associated Press, U S District Court, Lisa Montgomery, Terre Haute Indiana, Federal Correctional Complex, Bureau of Prisons


Lots of federal death penalty news and notes after record-setting executions

The historic recent killing spree that the federal government has been conducting — with 10 executions in the last six months and three more slated for early January — has prompted a lot of headlines and commentary.  Here is a sampling of some of the pieces that have caught my eye recently: From America, "William Barr, a Catholic, went out of his way to use the death penalty (and defy church teaching)" From Bloomberg Opinion, "The Wrong Way to Fight the Death Penalty" From NBC News, "Senators as...
Tags: Law, Catholic, Barr, Lisa Montgomery, Douglas A Berman, William Barr, USA Today Trump, Bloomberg Opinion The Wrong Way, NBC News Senators ask Justice Department, Trump From New York Magazine Will Biden, Pro Publica Inside Trump


Is there any chance COVID might halt the three pending federal executions slated for next month?

The question in the title of this post is prompted by this AP piece headlined "Lawyers: 2nd US inmate scheduled to be executed has COVID-19."  Here are the details: A second federal inmate scheduled to be put to death next month in a series of executions by the Trump administration has tested positive for COVID-19, his lawyers said Friday. The diagnosis of Cory Johnson, who was convicted of killing seven people related to his drug trafficking in Virginia, comes a day after attorneys for Dustin ...
Tags: Texas, Fcc, Law, Virginia, US, Joe Biden, Indiana, Associated Press, Johnson, Montgomery, Trump, Higgs, Richmond Virginia, Cory Johnson, AG Barr, Lisa Montgomery


Justices refuse to delay execution of Brandon Bernard

The Supreme Court on Thursday evening declined to postpone the execution of Brandon Bernard, who was sentenced to death for his involvement in the carjacking and murder of two youth ministers, Todd and Stacie Bagley, in Fort Hood, Texas. The court’s three liberal justices publicly dissented from the decision to allow the execution to proceed. Bernard, who had just turned 18 at the time of the crime in 1999, is the ninth person to be executed by the federal government since July, when the Trump a...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Court, Joe Biden, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Starr, Kim Kardashian West, Trump, Todd, Bernard, Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, Harvard Law


Might federal execution plans be impacted if Attorney General William Barr were to step down in coming days?

The question in the title of this post is prompted by these two new press pieces: From the AP, "Trump ratchets up pace of executions before Biden inaugural" From the New York Times, "Barr Is Said to Be Weighing Whether to Leave Before Trump’s Term Ends" Here are extended excerpts from the lengthy and effective AP piece (with a few items emphasized): As Donald Trump’s presidency winds down, his administration is ratcheting up the pace of federal executions despite a surge of coronavirus cases ...
Tags: New York, Law, Obama, Congress, Joe Biden, Ap, Biden, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Durham, Trump, Jeff Sessions, Barr, AG Barr, Lisa Montgomery, Terre Haute Indiana


Justices clear the way for eighth federal execution this year

The Supreme Court on Thursday night allowed the government to proceed with the execution of Orlando Hall, who became the eighth federal inmate to be put to death since the Trump administration resumed federal executions in July. Hall was sentenced to death for his role in the kidnapping, rape and murder of 16-year-old Lisa René in 1994. In a one-sentence order, the Supreme Court lifted a district judge’s last-minute injunction that had temporarily blocked Hall’s execution. Justices Stephen Breye...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Catholic, Department Of Justice, Hall, Death Penalty Information Center, Trump, Fdca, Antonin Scalia, Bernard, Barrett, U S Court of Appeals, Elena Kagan, U S District Court for the District of Columbia, Lisa Montgomery


Pyrrhic victory for federal death row inmates in DC Circuit lethal injection litigation

As reported in this Courthouse Legal News piece, headlined "Federal Executions on Track but DC Circuit Flags Legal Errors," two federal defendants scheduled to be executed in coming days and weeks got some cold comfort from the DC Circuit today: Though it declined to block two federal executions, the first just over 24 hours away, the D.C. Circuit was critical Wednesday that seven lethal injections have been carried out in the last few months without medical prescriptions. This year alone, Pres...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Aclu, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Hall, Trump, Fdca, Bernard, D C Circuit, Lisa Montgomery, DC Circuit, Chutkan, Douglas A Berman, William Barr, Christopher Vialva


US Department of Justice sets two more execution dates, including for the only woman on federal death row

In this July post I wondered aloud "How many federal death row prisoners does Attorney General William Barr want to see executed in 2020?".  My main point in that post was that, after the completion of an initial three federal executions that month thanks to SCOTUS lifting lower court stays, it seemed to me that AG Barr would likely be able to have completed how ever many executions he decides to set.  Thereafter, the US Justice Department set two more execution dates for August and two more for...
Tags: Law, US, United States, Missouri, Kansas, Jesus, Doj, Justice Department, Montgomery, Todd, U S District Court, US Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Bernard, Fort Hood, Stacie



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