The federal government is set to proceed with its first executions since 2003 after the Supreme Court denied certiorari for four inmates challenging the federal lethal-injection protocol. Many states mandate a three-drug cocktail in lethal injections, and the inmates argued that the federal government will use a single drug despite a requirement that executions are conducted "in the manner prescribed by the law of the State in which the sentence is imposed."
High court rejects petitions in federal death penalty cases
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