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Jan 28, 2021

Three Cases Illustrate Federal Death Penalty in Flux as Biden Team Takes Reins at DOJ

Developments in three fed­er­al cap­i­tal cas­es at the tran­si­tion between pres­i­den­tial admin­is­tra­tions illus­trate the choic­es that the new Biden Department of Justice will face in for­mu­lat­ing its pol­i­cy on the fed­er­al death penal­ty. The cas­es, each at a crit­i­cal turn­ing point in deter­min­ing whether to move for­ward in a poten­tial­ly cap­i­tal pros­e­cu­tion, will shed light on the strength of the DOJ leadership’s com­mit­ment to imple­ment­ing the president’s pledge to end the fed­er­al death penalty.