People wait in line to attend the opening day of the new term of the Supreme Court in Washington, October 1, 2018.
Aaron P. Bernstein | Reuters
The Supreme Court said on Monday that it will not hear an appeal brought by death row inmates seeking to block a lower court order allowing the Trump administration to move forward with their executions.
The decision was announced in an unsigned order. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor said they would have heard the appeal.
Attorney General William Barr announced last year that the government would carry out federal executions for the first time in nearly two decades.
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