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Criminal – Death Penalty – Post-Trial Motions – Extension (access required)

A Norfolk U.S. District Court says it has inherent authority and Rule 57(b) authority to consider post-trial motions after the selection/penalty phase of a federal death penalty case, and will grant defendant an extension of time to five weeks from the date of the jury verdict, to file post-trial motions. The fact that the Federal Death ...