The Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal by four inmates, clearing the way for the first federal executions in about 17 years.
Attorney General William Barr in 2019 announced that the Trump administration would resume federal executions.
The inmates challenged the federal execution protocol on the basis that the incidents have to be done as required by the state law where the execution is happening.
The executions were temporarily blocked in December, but conservative justices Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh indicated they expected the Trump administration would win in appeals court.
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