After a hiatus of about two decades, Barr announced July 25,2019, the U.S. government would resume federal executions.
Following the resumption of federal executions, he Supreme Court denied the appeals of two federal death-row inmates.
Just hours before the sixth federal execution took place this year, and two days before the next one was scheduled, two U.S. bishops’ committee chairmen called on the government to end this practice.
Several Catholic bishops joined more than 1,000 religious leaders urging Trump and Attorney General William Barr July 7 to stop the execution scheduled Aug. 28.
At 2 a.m. July 14, the U.S. Supreme Court overruled the decision of a temporary stay of all scheduled federal executions and Daniel Lewis Lee was executed and declared dead at 8:07 a.m.
Over 1,000 religious leaders have signed a joint statement urging President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr to stop the executions scheduled to take place in July and August at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Indiana.
The Supreme Court announced June 29 that it would not hear an appeal by federal death-row inmates challenging the method to be used in their upcoming executions.