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Criminal – Federal Death Penalty Act – Constitutional Challenge (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court upholds the Federal Death Penalty Act against a broad-based constitutional challenge by a defendant charged with retaliation against an informant resulting in murder, who is eligible for the death penalty. Defendant advances a number of alleged constitutional deficiencies in the FDPA and associated filings. He maintains that the FDPA fails to ...