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No Confrontation Right at Death-Penalty Phase (access required)

In this case of first impression, the 4th Circuit says the Sixth Amendment right to confront witnesses does not apply during the sentence-selection phase of a capital murder trial, and a split panel affirms the death penalty for an MS-13 gang member who shot and killed two brothers in a Greensboro, N.C., restaurant. Alejandro Enrique Ramirez ...