TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Nov 20, 2020

The U.S. government executed Orlando Hall yesterday just before midnight after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a stay imposed by a lower court. He is the eighth federal inmate to be executed this year, Action News 5 reports. Hall was convicted of abducting and killing a 16 year-old girl while searching for two brothers who had stolen his money from a drug deal. Hall’s attorneys had sought to halt the execution over concerns that Hall, who is Black, was sentenced on the recommendation of an all-white jury. The Congressional Black Caucus had asked Attorney General William Barr to stop it because of the coronavirus.