(WASHINGTON) Court Report: Judge blocks the scheduled federal execution of four death row inmates scheduled for Dec. halting DOJ plans to implement the ‘ Death Penalty ‘ the four are accused of heinou s crimes listed here: #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Nov.21: A judge blocked the federal government from carrying out four federal executions scheduled to begin in December, halting the Justice Department’s plans to reinstate the death penalty: The public interest is not served by executing individuals before they have had the opportunity to avail themselves of legitimate procedures to challenge the legality of their executions,” US District Judge Tanya Chutkan wrote in her order issued Wednesday: In a dramatic reversal after more than a decade-long hiatus in the federal use of capital punishment, Attorney General Bill Barr directed the Bureau of Prisons in July to schedule the execution of five inmates: He said in a statement that the government was moving to seek justice against the “worst criminals” and bring relief to victims and their families: The federal executions would have been the first conducted in more than 16 years.

Barr also directed the federal government to adopt a new protocol for executions