Headline RoundupJuly 14th, 2020

U.S. Carries Out First Federal Execution in 17 Years

Summary from the AllSides News Team

The Justice Department has put to death Daniel Lee, 47, marking the first federal execution in 17 years, just hours after the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 against a last-minute attempt to halt the execution. Lee had been convicted of killing three people, including a child, as part of a broader racketeering scheme to fund a white supremacist cause. He had waited more than 20 years on federal death row in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Featured Coverage of this Story

More headline roundups

AllSides Picks

More News about Justice from the Left, Center and Right

From the Left

From the Center

From the Right