US News

U.S. attorney general imposes moratorium on federal executions

Published by
Reuters

By Sarah N. Lynch and Eric Beech WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday imposed a moratorium on federal executions while the Justice Department continues its review of the death penalty, the department said in a statement. “The Department of Justice must ensure that everyone in the federal criminal justice system is not only afforded the rights guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States, but is also treated fairly and humanely,” Garland said in the statement. “That obligation has special force in capital cases.” Garland’s predecessor, William …

Read More

Facebook Comments

Check Also

France urges Tunisia to name new PM as crisis simmers

Published by Reuters By Tarek Amara TUNIS (Reuters) ...

Archives