Biden vowed to end the death penalty. Activists are demanding action as he nears the 100-day mark
CNN - 04/26/2021
The President only has the power to pause the federal death penalty, according to Daniel S. Medwed, a University Distinguished Professor of Law and Criminal Justice at Northeastern University.
“He can’t do much about the state death row cases, that’s up to the governors and legislators — but he could sweep death row clean by commuting all sentences from death to life without the possibility of parole,” Medwed told CNN.