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Daniel Lee, 47, was put to death on Tuesday morning in the federal death chamber in the first federal execution since 2003. Other inmates are scheduled for death this week.
A federal judge in Washington D.C. has barred the lethal injections that were scheduled to commence on Monday, citing the likelihood of “pain and suffering.” A legal conflict is likely.
Two Justice Department lawyers say their superiors took marching orders from the White House in politically sensitive cases. They’re scheduled to talk to a House committee on Wednesday.
More than 3,100 are moving out of the Bureau of Prisons system on Friday and the Justice Department is making other changes to comply with a law passed by Congress last year.
Judges are beginning to limit the sentences of cancer sufferers and other badly ailing prisoners after a law passed last year by Congress.
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted on Thursday to recommend that the full chamber confirm President Trump’s choice to take over the leadership of the Justice Department.
The department’s public affairs apparatus is mostly idle for lack of funding, but that didn’t stop it from making announcements in support of the administration’s messaging about immigrants.
A Russian woman charged this week with serving as an unregistered agent also “offered sex” in exchange for a job in an organizations she targeted, prosecutors allege.
The president has nominated a lawyer who’s adopted a tough approach to drug crimes and who has a history of making racially charged remarks about punishment to serve on the U.S. Sentencing Commission.
The former national security adviser is becoming a central figure in the special counsel’s probe of Russian election interference and any possible connections between Russia and the Trump campaign.