DoJ to finalize regulations on states' fast-track review of death penalty cases
That's the title of Marcia Coyle's report in the upcoming issue of National Law Journal. LINK The controversial proposal is also sometimes referred to as "opt-in," as well as fast-track.The Department of Justice plans to publish final regulations before the
end of the administration on how states can get certified to use
fast-track federal court review of their death penalty cases.
Although more than a year has passed since the public comment period on
proposed regulations has ended, a department spokesman said the
department does not plan to leave the issue to the new administration
The department's regulations are intended to carry out the mandate of
Congress, which amended the PATRIOT Act two years ago to take away
certification decisions from federal appellate courts and to transfer
those decisions to the attorney general, with review by the U...continue to full post
AEDPA Fast Track Regs Marcia Coyle reports in NLJ that the Department of Justice plans to finalize, before the end of the current administration, the regulations for approving states for the long-delayed fast-track for capital habeas cases under the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty...
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