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Posted: 7/1/2002 8:38:08 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/1/2002 8:46:17 AM EST
Originally Posted By Sweep: Just heard on Fox News that a Federal Judge in New York has ruled that the Federal death penalty is unconstitutional. Apparently it violates due process.[>:/] Sorry, no link yet.
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It's not the penalty itself, it's the way it's processed in [u]Federal Court[/u] trials. Once again, [u]US Federal Courts[/u]. [url]my.netscape.com/corewidgets/news/story.psp?cat=51280&id=200207011132000180220[/url]
The court found that the best available evidence indicates that, ``on the one hand, innocent people are sentenced to death with materially greater frequency than was previously supposed and that, on the other hand, convincing proof of their innocence often does not emerge until long after their convictions.'' "Prosecutors noted that the Supreme Court had already concluded that the due process safeguards of the Constitution do not guarantee perfect or infallible outcomes. They also challenged the judge's conclusion that studies had shown numerous innocent individuals were being sentenced to death, saying the studies all involved state courts. In 14 years that the federal death penalty has been in place, none of the 31 defendants sentenced to death have later been found to be innocent, the government said. In the case before the judge, Alan Quinones and Diego Rodriguez, alleged partners in a Bronx-based heroin selling operation, are accused of hogtying, torturing and killing an informant, Edwin Santiago, on June 27, 1999."
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Link Posted: 7/1/2002 9:09:06 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/1/2002 2:37:10 PM EST
Originally Posted By Sweep: Just heard on Fox News that a Federal Judge in New York has ruled that the Federal death penalty is unconstitutional. I guess this means that Tim McVeigh is gonna be really pissed.
Link Posted: 7/1/2002 4:55:45 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/1/2002 5:05:39 PM EST by Geachtete]
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