Attorney General of the United States Authorizes First New Capital Prosecution Under Current Administration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Merrick Garland has made a significant decision that represents a stark contrast to the policies of his predecessor. Just a few months after taking office, Garland halted federal executions, in line with President Joe Biden’s promise to abolish the death penalty. However, the Justice Department’s stance on death penalty cases changed when federal prosecutors announced they would seek capital punishment for a white supremacist who killed 10 Black people at …

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