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9th Circuit Reverses 'God's' Death Penalty Verdict
While prosecutors in California may feel they answer to a higher power, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has made clear that it has the ultimate authority in its entire federal jurisdiction. In a recent opinion, the 9th Circuit vacated a death sentence because, at the close of the penalty phase of the trial, the prosecutor told the jury that the death penalty was sanctioned by God.
November 15, 2000 at 12:00 AM
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Updated on November 15, 2000
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