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Gonzales to Get Power In Death Penalty Cases

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posted on Aug, 15 2007 @ 12:56 AM
washington post

Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, under political siege for his handling of the U.S. attorney firings and other issues, is to get expanded powers to hasten death penalty cases under regulations being developed by the Justice Department.

The rules would give Gonzales the authority to approve "fast-track" procedures by states in death penalty cases, enabling them to carry out sentences more speedily and with fewer opportunities for appeal if those states provide adequate representation for capital defendants.

That's totally awesome ! I can think of nothing better. We aren't killing nearly enough people seems to be a popular sentiment now days.

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