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New DOJ Rule Could Allow Executions by Firing Squad

HeadlineNov 30, 2020

The Justice Department has issued a new rule that could allow federal executions to take place by firing squad, electrocution or poison gas starting on December 24. It’s not clear whether any methods other than lethal injection would be used for the three executions scheduled in January after the new rule takes effect. Joe Biden said while campaigning he now supports eliminating the federal death penalty despite previously helping to expand it.

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