BREAKING: U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland Pauses Federal Executions to Ensure Treatment is ‘Fair and Humane’
By Fox News // July 1, 2021
Executions put on hold while DOJ reviews policies
(FOX NEWS) – U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday issued a memorandum that imposes a moratorium on federal executions.
“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 a statement.
“That obligation has special force in capital cases.”
Executions will be put on hold while a review of the Justice Department’s policies and procedures takes place.
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