26 October 2005

Congress Considers Death Penalty Retrials.

Congress is considering in connection with the Patriot Act, a bill that would allow prosecutors a chance to convince a new death qualified jury that the death penalty should be imposed if the initial jury is not unanimously in favor of the death penalty. Now, unless the initial jury agrees unanimously, the sentence is life in prison. It is a bad law which should be defeated.


Kyle said...

Hmm. How is it in connection with the patriot act? Is it being tacked on in some way?

Andrew Oh-Willeke said...

Just a rider on a bill involving criminal justice issues seen as more likely to pass.