Neil Gorsuch moved to allow Arkansas to carry out one of its eight planned executions.
Justice Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, on Thursday cast his first major decision — to allow an execution to move forward.
Gorsuch joined Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas, and Samuel Alito to clear the way for Arkansas to execute Ledell Lee. They didn’t explain their decision.
Lee is one of eight convicted murderers in