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Holder raises question on Sept. 11 death penalty – AP & CBS

Jul 11th, 2010 Current Affairs

Holder raises question on Sept. 11 death penalty – Yahoo! News.

According to the Associated Press at the above link, the Attorney General stated: "that it's possible to impose the death penalty in a civilian setting for someone who pleads guilty. But he says there's far less legal certainty about that possibility in a military setting."  The article does not go on to explain that why that would be true, but it is an issue that we may examine this fall when we compare the death penalty provisions of Title 18 (most of which, oddly, are incorporated by reference from Title 21, the controled substances title) with the Military Commissions Act of 2009.

Instead of just reading the article, you should be able to see the CBS video itself in the player, below.


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